The news made international headlines, and still continues to attract the media. An official police investigation is still underway to assess if any criminal negligence can be found in this incident, and since then, many actors and activists have called for safety reform when working with guns on set. But many have also taken the opportunity to mock and deride Alec Baldwin for this accident, in part due to his past political stances.
Things went as far as having Donald Trump Jr. promoting t-shirts that say "guns don't kill people, Alec Baldwin does." This week, another famous Baldwin, his brother Daniel, has spoken out in defense of Alec...
Daniel Baldwin Speaks About Alec's Fatal Shooting
Appearing on The Domenick Nati Show, Daniel spoke plainly about the accident, explaining that he doesn't believe his brother should take the blame for what happened.
“You know, Alec’s got the name though doesn’t he, so let’s go ahead and take Alec for his political views and the many, many wonderful things he’s done for different charities and people and his wife and let’s see if we can’t sensationalize this and go after Alec,” said Daniel, who insisted that his brother is being harassed mainly because of his infamous impression of American ex-president, Donald Trump.
“This is what he faces because he’s opinionated and he’s strong-headed and he has really staunch views on certain things and those people who don’t like him will take advantage of him and persecute his wife - he’s a target”, Daniel explained.
No more official statements have come from Alec since he spoke to the media two weeks ago where he mentioned he couldn't comment on an ongoing investigation. However, this high-profile case continues to generate a lot of speculation on who's to blame.
Whatever happens, it looks like Alec has the full support of his family.