Last week, on the sets of the movie “Rust” an incident took place where the American actor Alec Baldwin was handed a real gun that he mistook as a prop which led to the death of the Ukrainian cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The director Joel Souza was also injured in the accident.
This dreadful incident shocked the industry to its core but one man thought to mock the incident by selling T-shirts in an attempt to ridicule the actor. Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly selling T-shirts from his website that display comments on the ridiculous event, to say the least.
What Does Alec Baldwin Have to Say About the Incident?
Alec Baldwin is quite active and open on Twitter about the case. He tweeted that he is in contact with the deceased woman’s family. Baldwin tweeted that his heart is broken over the incident and he offered support to her husband and son. He assured me that he is fully cooperating with the police on how the incident took place.
A recent report stated that Baldwin was practicing with the gun while pointing it towards the camera when it went off and killed the cinematographer. The family says that they do not hold Alec Baldwin responsible for the mishap but the film’s firearms crew.
The Mindset Behind the T-shirt
“Guns don’t kill people, Alec Baldwin kills people”
This is the comment that is printed on the shirt, currently retailing for 27.99$ on Donald Trump Jr’s website. This comes from the statement “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” which is a claim frequently made by gun owners after various cases of mass shootings. Trump Jr. is a vocal gun advocate and keeps posting pictures posing with his firearms.
This mindset is quite dangerous for society as it drifts us away from the real problem, that is, guns. The website also sells shirts that state “My God, My family, My guns and My Freedom”.
Other than that, Alec Baldwin has parodied former president Donald Trump for a long time on Saturday Night live and is somewhat a family foe to Junior. He found his way to ridicule the artist, as he is doing to his father. Also, Baldwin has been a very vocal advocate for the tighter control of firearms.
Chaos on Instagram
After the event, Trump Junior has been posting memes regularly. Last week, Junior posted a photoshopped picture of Alec Baldwin wearing one of the T-shirts. He also posted a meme that suggested that it’s only a matter of time before Baldwin blames the gun for his killing.
Junior faced a lot of criticism on Instagram, to which he replied with another meme that captioned “That look when an anti-gun nut kills more people with a gun than your extensive firearm collection ever has.” This does not only highlight the mindset talked about earlier but also projects the inconsiderate behavior of the ex-president’s son.
As far as his relations with the American actor are concerned, he expressed his hatred towards him in a post saying, to screw all the sanctimony that he’s seeing out there and if the shoe was on the other foot Alec Baldwin would be the first person pissing on everybody’s grave trying to make a point.
Alec Baldwin’s concern about the incident is evident from his comments and tweets. It somewhat suggests that the killing was an accidental shooting. The mocking of the actor over a horrific event just because you hold grudges against the questioned party is insensitive. Donald Trump Junior proves that he is perfectly capable of being the namesake of his father and the former president, Donald Trump.