Alec Baldwin has come under criticism over the caption of his first Instagram post since he learned he would be charged involuntary manslaughter in relation to the death of Halyna Hutchins.
The picture is of Baldwin’s young son giving his mom a back rub.
The first caption read, “The old ‘let me give you a back rub’ ploy,” as per the post. However, several users have said it is a “sexualizing” caption.
“Sexualizing children is always so weird but your own child? Yikes,” one wrote.
“That’s a pretty f—ing weird comment to make on a photo of your son and his mother,” an Instagram user said.
Another user explained the meaning of the back rub “ploy.”
“Alec. The back rub ‘ploy’ is a joke between grownups not mother/son omg Google it or something. Someone please tell him!”
The comments prompted Baldwin to edit the caption.
“I adjusted the text,” Baldwin wrote in the comments. “I guess because…you know…there is so much of that Reddit trash out there.”
The edited text read, “The old ‘let me give you a back rub’ ploy. Potato chips to follow.”
Baldwin made the post on Sunday night and this was the first time he had been active on social media since the charges were announced in relation to the “Rust” shooting. Baldwin did not refer to the charges on his posts.
Baldwin has been outspoken about the death of Halyna Hutchins prior to the charges, however several legal experts told Fox News Digital that it would be in his best interests to “keep his mouth shut” for now.
“He should keep his mouth shut and stop talking,” former Assistant U.S. Attorney Neama Rahmani said. “The district attorney clearly wants to make an example of him, so he should stop taking advice from his PR team, get with his lawyers and prepare for trial.”
Baldwin’s attorney said the charges were “terrible miscarriage of justice” in a statement to Fox News Digital on Thursday.
“This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice,” Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel said. “Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
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