Yesterday, disgraced New York Governor (and the former Mr. Sandra Lee) Andrew Cuomo officially announced he was resigning from his job, which no doubt had Cynthia Nixon feeling a tingle of satisfaction. He had been accused of varying degrees of sexual harassment from eleven women, something he denied or brushed off with varying levels of delusion, like that everyone needs to chill out because he was just being a friendly old Italian guy. After many calls for his resignation, including one from President Joe Biden, he finally resigned. I don’t know where Andrew Cuomo is currently at with the five stages of grief. But Alec Baldwin has been mourning the resignation of Governor Cuomo and he’s at stage two: ANGER. To be fair, I’m sure that’s his standard operating emotion, but in this case, he’s specifically taking his feelings out on Twitter and Instagram, by implying that Andrew Cuomo was the victim of cancel culture.
Alec Baldwin has a friendly relationship with Cuomo (that picture above was taken a few months ago at a fundraising event for Andrew Cuomo). So clearly, this news cut Alec to the core, like so many tomatoes cut to the core by his wife Hilaria Baldwin while making her signature family recipe for gazpacho. Alec continued his long-running streak of defending the type of men that no one should be defending when he tweeted this message of support:
Regardless of what you think of Cuomo, this is a tragic day.
Party politics in this country draw ambitious but ultimately isolated, even socially maladjusted men and women who, given the current cancel culture, will likely have their shortcomings exposed and magnified
— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) August 10, 2021
Some people pointed out that what Andrew Cuomo did was a major no-no across the board, so Alec elaborated a bit, saying that he wasn’t defending Andrew’s alleged actions but that the “tragedy” is that all politicians are isolated from reality. It’s not his fault, folks – Andrew Cuomo was too high up the professional ladder to hear people down below shouting: “Stop offering the female employees back rubs!!” Alec ended his TED Talk by suggesting that all politicians are corrupt, detached from reality, and in the pocket of Big Donors.
This is far from the first time Alec Baldwin has ranted about cancel culture. Around the time Hilaria was accused of faking being Spanish, Alec described cancel culture as a “forest fire” that only serves to destroy. Additionally, Alec Baldwin has admitted that he’s guilty of sexism in his past.
Alec decided to explain himself even more in a 15-minute-long Instagram video that could also double as a shampoo commercial for angry narcissists (“You may be a difficult mess, but your hair wont be!“).
A whole 15 minutes of a shirtless Alec Baldwin going on about cancel culture, politics, the “intoxicating allure” of the office of NY Governor, and internet trolls, while also defending Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney. It’s almost like he was wasting as much time as possible outside as a way to get out of something inside the house. Well, if I had six kids’ worth of toys, shoes, laundry, and spilled Cheerios to clean up inside, I’d be bullshitting outside on Instagram too.