“Ever Since I Played Trump, Black People Love Me”: Alec Baldwin Dragged By Social Media Over Latest Interview
Let’s be honest, Alec Baldwin’s rendition of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live is epic. It’s spot on and is a glaring portrayal of Trump in all of his righteous indignation.
But with all that said, Baldwin may have been feeling himself a little too much during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The article’s writer, Lacey Rose, describes a moment where the 60-year-old actor encounters a young Black fan named Tyrone while crossing the street. Yes, the young man’s name was Tyrone.
“Though he’s waving and pointing and causing something of a scene, the often-irritable Baldwin doesn’t mind a bit,” Rose writes. “In fact, he calls Tyrone over and the two begin cracking each other up. It’s hard to tell who’s enjoying the other more.”
After the exchange Baldwin told Rose that the encounter happens more than he can count.
“I don’t know how to say this and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but ever since I played Trump, black people love me,” he said, still “buzzing” from the exchange, according to Rose.
This is where Baldwin probably should have stopped, but he kept going.
“They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.'”
As you can expect social media had thoughts, lot’s of them. Most wanted Baldwin to bring it from a 10 to two, while other’s saw white privilege at play.
Is this a moment of art imitating life? Many seem to think so.