While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Alec Baldwin was recognized by a fan on the Streets of New York that praised the actor on his great impersonation of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. What he said about the encounter, however, got him some criticism.
‘I do not know how to say this and I do not want to get it wrong either, because everything’s a minefield of bombs going off. But ever since I started playing Trump, black people love me. They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it is because they are most afraid of Trump. I am not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks,’’ he told the outlet.
Baldwin’s comment about black people loving him actually got him a bit of hate on social media due to the fact that it seemed like he was generalizing.
‘Black people going crazy over Alec Baldwin is news to me,’ someone tweeted.
‘Said no black person ever…’ someone else roasted the actor.
A third user wondered if he said it as Donald Trump: ‘Is this in character?’
Crazy enough, that is something the President has said before.
But to be fair, Baldwin did make it a point in his response that not ALL black people love him so maybe the haters would like to check that again?!
Aside from that, the SNL star also talked about the #MeToo movement.
‘It’s not a witch-hunt because a witch-hunt indicates that there’s very little truth, if any at all, and there’s a lot of truth here. But what worries me is that this is a fire that needs constant kindling,’ he stated.