Social media users recently dragged actor Alec Baldwin for what they said was a distasteful Instagram post reminiscing about fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins one year after the incident.
While rehearsing a scene on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico last year, Baldwin fired an old-fashioned revolver, killing 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding the western film’s director.
The 64-year-old actor later claimed he cocked the gun’s hammer, but didn’t pull the trigger. An FBI report concluded that the gun couldn’t possibly have fired without a trigger pull.
On the first anniversary of the incident, Baldwin took to Instagram, writing “One year ago today…” alongside a picture of the slain cinematographer operating a large camera.
Users quickly pounced on the post, sensing a tone of fond memories where they expected apology, regret or even an explanation for Hutchins’ death.
“I guess you’re fishing for sympathy in your guilt……good luck bud!” commented one Instagram user.
“Why would you even post this? Seems exploitive given you’re getting all the attention from your fans instead of everyone focusing on her and her poor family,” commented one.
“I still think you should be charged for this. Elite privileges!” wrote another.
Twitter users chimed in, as well.
“Alec Baldwin reminiscing about his first kill like he’s a big game hunter,” one tweeter wrote.
Baldwin could still be criminally charged for the incident. A New Mexico district attorney is waiting for a report from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office before making a final decision on charges, Fox News reported.
“Will & Grace” actor Leslie Jordan struck a more conciliatory tone in an Instagram comment just three days before his own death in a car crash Oct. 24.
“Stay strong my friend. Thinking about you and all those effected by this terrible accident,” Jordan wrote.
Baldwin had more to say about Jordan’s death than the anniversary of Hutchins’, posting a 66-word tribute to the “man of wit and style and warmth” the day of the crash.