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Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland clashes with Candace Owens over 'Rust' tweets

Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

Alec Baldwin's daughter Ireland Baldwin took a stand Monday against the "perpetuated hate and anger and fighting" that tinged commentary about last week's fatal shooting on the "Rust" film set.

Baldwin, 26, the daughter of the "Saturday Night Live" guest star and his ex-wife, Kim Basinger, zeroed in on conservative pundit Candace Owens over her "tweets, lack of information and ignorance" about the incident. In a fiery rejoinder, she shut down Owens and others who politicized the shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.

Several of Alec Baldwin's critics, including Donald Trump Jr. and conservative lawmakers, have weaponized the outspoken actor's liberal politics to condemn the "Rust" star and producer, who was handling the gun when it discharged.

"Alec Baldwin spent 4 years dedicated to painting Donald Trump and his supporters as evil murderers," Owens wrote last week in response to the shooting. "What has happened to Alec would be an example of poetic Justice if it weren't for the actual innocent people that were murdered by him. Pray for their families, so sad,"

Owens then corrected the tweet "to say that "Alec Baldwin *killed* someone— not murdered someone, as murder carries a different legal definition."

Baldwin's daughter responded Monday, calling the polarizing commentator "the most disgusting, hateful, cancerous human being" she's ever come across.

 

"Regardless of your foul opinions most of the time, the fact that you would disrespect the life of a woman who was accidentally and tragically killed….Shame on you," the model wrote over a photo of Owens that she tagged her in. She also shared an image of Owens' original tweet about the shooting. "I am ashamed to breathe the same air as this woman."

"Be a republican. Be unvaccinated. I don't give a f—. There are plenty of republican values that I support and plenty of liberal ones that I support as well... But one f— thing I find myself doing is being RESPECTFUL," Baldwin continued.

"But we aren't debating masks and vaccines and abortion and trans rights here... A woman's life was lost. Your tweets, lack of information, and ignorance are hurting people. You and that scumbag [alt-right commentator Jack Posobiec] don't have a clue what you're even talking about and you usually never do."

Then, addressing her own followers, Baldwin continued: "I respect people's opinions... but if you support these absolute clowns... please don't follow me any more. I beg." She also implored them to stop following her if they also don't respect people, support women's rights, trans rights, LGBTQ rights and human rights.

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