Alec Baldwin slammed for tell-all interview about 'Rust' shooting: 'A clout chasing performance'

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Alec Baldwin opened up about the fatal shooting on the set of his film “Rust” in a tell-all interview on Thursday night – but many viewers weren’t buying what he had to say.

The 63-year-old actor sat down with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News to recount what happened on a New Mexico movie set Oct. 21 when a gun he was holding was discharged, resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Some viewers of the interview weren’t very impressed with what the former “30 Rock” star had to say.

“How did Alec Baldwin’s lawyers allow him to do this interview?” one asked on Twitter. “This is nothing but a clout chasing performance. We should be centering the victim, not him.”

Alec Baldwin was slammed for doing a tell-all interview on the "Rust" movie set.
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“Im side eyeing Alec..I’m not buying what he is selling,” another wrote. 

“Note to Hollywood: if you ever do a movie with Alec Baldwin and something goes wrong, he will throw you directly under the bus,” yet another added.

Among the star’s revelations was his claim that he never pulled the trigger, but that he slightly pulled back the hammer on the revolver, resulting in a discharge when he let go.

The on-set shooting resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
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Viewers didn’t buy it, however.

“He wants us to believe he didn’t pull the trigger and the gun just misfired by itself?!?!” said one. 

“If Alec wasn’t such a good actor, I’d believe every word,” another added.

“Baldwin is one hell of an actor… ACTION!!!” said a viewer. “He’s performing baby.”

Baldwin said during the interview that he "didn’t pull the trigger." 
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Another viewer took aim at ABC for airing the interview in the first place.

“ABC is pure scum for giving Baldwin a platform to ‘act’ his innocence. Not on that, he’s able to ‘act’ others guilt,” they said. “Sickening.”

ABC News star George Stephanopoulos also took heat from some social media users over his interview with Alec Baldwin.

Yet another mentioned Stephanopoulos, calling him out for his political views while calling Baldwin a “sorry mother f—er.”

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