Alec Baldwin posted a bizarre video thanking fans who continued to support him after he shot and killed a woman and demanded that Santa Claus wear a mask.
“I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of the people who sent me such kind words and, you know, best wishes, and strength, and hope and prayers and thoughts, and lots of encouragement,” Baldwin said in the video.
Baldwin claimed there were “hundreds, hundreds of emails,” and messages “saying very, very supportive things about this difficult situation.”
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“For everyone that’s involved in this, it’s never going to be behind us, because somebody died so tragically,” Baldwin continued.
“I don’t have anything smart or original to say, just thank you to everyone who sent me these great wishes,” he concluded. “Be safe, wear a mask, get the booster–don’t let Santa Claus down the chimney without a mask.”
Mediaite reports, “in October, Baldwin fired a prop gun while rehearsing a scene on the Rust film set, and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was injured. Authorities are continuing to investigate the shooting, including how a real bullet made it onto a film set. Baldwin has said he is cooperating with the investigations and has repeatedly expressed “heartbreak” and remorse over the shooting, but also defended himself and the crew and insisted that he did not actually pull the trigger on the gun.”