Some of Alec Baldwin’s old tweets have resurfaced after he accidentally killed the cinematographer of a Western he was filming Thursday, according to authorities.
Internet “justice” is swift and merciless.
Baldwin discharged the prop firearm on the set of “Rust” in Santa Fe, New Mexico, killing the movie’s photography director, Halyna Hutchins, 42, and wounding the director, Joel Souza, 48, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said.
Accidental shooting: Alec Baldwin posted this photo on Instagram with the caption "Back to in person at the office. Blimey..it's exhausting." Later, sheriff's deputies said Baldwin shot and killed a crew member with a prop gun. No charges have been filed. https://t.co/RlaZEuQHTM pic.twitter.com/2Kqrldgfw0
— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) October 22, 2021
“We’re trying to determine right now how and what type of projectile was used in the firearm,” Juan Rios, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said.
- Larry Zanoff, an armorer who has worked on major Hollywood films, told The New York Times that industry guidelines prohibit the use of live ammunition on a set but sometimes actual firearms are used to fire blanks.
- No one has yet been charged in connection with the shooting.
Critics of Baldwin, a star and producer of “Rust,” were quick to highlight past gun-related tweets by the liberal actor that didn’t look great under the circumstances.
Dec. 2014: Baldwin protests the death of Mike Brown, a black teenager fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.
I'm going to make bright, banana yellow t-shirts that read "My hands are up. Please don't shoot me."
Who wants one?
— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) December 5, 2014
Oct. 2015: Baldwin mocks Dick Cheney by referencing the time the former vice president accidentally shot a man in the face while quail hunting.
You hook your friends with that line?
Shoot em in the face?
— AlecBaldwin (@AlecBaldwln____) October 30, 2015
Sept. 2017: Biden calls for elephant trophy hunters to be shot.
Shoot these fucking people
— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) September 15, 2017
Sept. 2017: Baldwin appears to sarcastically empathize with a police officer who “wrongfully” shot and killed a suspect.
I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone…https://t.co/WE6QsAAXGI
— AlecBaldwin (@AlecBaldwln____) September 23, 2017
Jan. 2018: Baldwin calls for shooting National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre with a BB gun.
If the NRA funneled illegal $ to Trump, I say we shoot Wayne LaPierre 1000 times with a BB gun.
— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) January 23, 2018
Jun. 2018: Baldwin, apparently reacting to the Season 2 finale of HBO’s “Westworld,” says, “So…when the plot stumbles or collapses, just shoot someone.”
So…when the plot stumbles or collapses, just shoot someone.
— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) June 25, 2018
On Friday, Baldwin tweeted condolences to Hutchins’ family and said he was “fully cooperating” with the police investigation into the shooting and had been in contact with her husband.
- “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” Baldwin said.