Alec Baldwin’s comments on airport workplace safety in since-deleted Instagram post criticized by DL Hughley

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Alec Baldwin’s comments on workplace safety in a since-deleted Instagram post were slammed by comedian DL Hughley

The ’30 Rock’ actor commented on the physical altercation that took place between former NFL player Brendan Langley and an airport worker earlier this week. A video of the attack has gone viral on social media.

Langley was arrested for assault and the airport worker was hospitalized and later fired, according to reports.

The since-deleted post was shared by The Shade Room on Instagram.

Baldwin wrote: “The guy who works at the airport is the victim. He came to work to do a job. The other guy, with his big mouth, is guilty of abuse at work, where people come to work with an expectation of safety, even civility. That asshole who punched that guy should be put on a no-fly list.

“Says the guy who shot and killed someone who was just coming to work!” Hughley said, according to the Atlanta Black Star, before adding the hashtags, #IronicMuch #SitThisOneOutAl.”

Alec Baldwin has received backlash for weighing in on workplace safety after a video of former NFL player Brendan Langley attacking an airport employee went viral.
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Alec Baldwin has received backlash for weighing in on workplace safety after a video of former NFL player Brendan Langley attacking an airport employee went viral.

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Besides Hughley, others criticized Baldwin’s comments in the post.

“Alec… you better sit on this one,” one user wrote. “SO MANY REASONS WHY… a life is lost due to neglect in the workplace significantly on YOUR COUNT. You should focus on reconciling THAT and not draw conclusions and accusations from of a 30-second clip.”

“Hush Alec, and focus on your current situation,” added another.

“Well, if so, you should be banned from movie studios…and shooting ranges,” one wrote.

Others called Baldwin’s comments about the situation “ironic.”

Baldwin was on set holding a gun when it discharged, killing Halyna Hutchins. The cinematographer was 18 inches from the barrel of the gun, according to a crew member.

A gun held by Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during practice for a scene on the set of "Rust."

A gun held by Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during practice for a scene on the set of ‘Rust’.
(Instagram | AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Baldwin maintained that he didn’t pull the trigger on the set of “Rust.” However, Hutchins’ death is still under investigation by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department.

The Sheriff’s Department recently released all body camera footage, crime scene photos, witness interviews and text messages obtained so far throughout the investigation.

“It’s difficult to determine at this time what direction the case will take,” Sheriff Adan Mendoza said during an appearance on the “Today” show. “I’ve said this before, I think there was complacency on set. There was disorganization and a degree of negligence – whether it gets to a criminal level will be up to the district attorney.”

The sheriff said Baldwin’s level of responsibility in the shooting would also be determined by the public prosecutor.

Baldwin’s attorney said evidence provided by the sheriff’s department showed the actor “acted responsibly.”

“Mr. Baldwin welcomes this investigation,” Quinn Emanuel’s Luke Nikas told Fox News Digital in a statement. “The information that has been released by authorities demonstrates, once again, that Mr. Baldwin acted responsibly and had no control over the production issues identified in the OSHA report.”

Alec Baldwin has claimed he didn't pull the trigger on the gun he was holding when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot on the set of "Rust."

Alec Baldwin has claimed he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun he was holding when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot on the set of ‘Rust’.
(Jeff Neira/ABC via Getty Images)

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“Furthermore, the interviews and affidavits released today continue to support Mr. Baldwin’s description of the events – including a detective’s affidavit indicating that the cameraman, who was standing next to Ms. Hutchins and Mr. Souza at the time of the accident, confirmed that Mr. Baldwin was “very careful” with the firearms on set.”



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