Politics J.D. Vance slammed for tweet calling on Donald Trump to react to fatal Alec Baldwin set shooting
Ireland Baldwin Reacts to Alec's Rust On-Set Shooting Incident: 'Wishing I Could Hug My Dad'
Taking to her Instagram Story on Friday, Ireland Baldwin showed her support for dad Alec, as well as Joel Souza and the family and friends of Halyna Hutchins "There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours," Alec wrote in a statement on Twitter on Friday. © Provided by People Ireland Baldwin/instagram "I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family," he continued.
- J.D. Vance is the author of "Hillbilly Elegy" and an Ohio Republican Senate candidate.
- J.D. Vance posted a tweet calling on Donald Trump to comment on Alec Baldwin's fatal set shooting.
- Alec Baldwin has been a frequent critic of Donald Trump and satirized him on Saturday Night Live.
J.D. Vance, the author of "Hillbilly Elegy" and an Ohio Republican Senate candidate, has been widely criticized on social media for posting a tweet calling Donald Trump to comment on Alec Baldwin's fatal shooting on the set of the film "Rust" in New Mexico.
Alec Baldwin's Gun in Rust Shooting Was Used for Target Practice by Crew Members: Report
The prop gun discharged by Alec Baldwin was reportedly used recreationally prior to the death of Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico setSources connected to the production tell the outlet that the prop gun had been used recreationally for target practice away from the set prior to the deadly shooting.
"Dear @jack let Trump back on," Vance tweeted Friday to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. "We need Alec Baldwin tweets."
-J.D. Vance (@JDVance1)
Baldwin - who portrayed a satirized version of the former president on "Saturday Night Live" for much of his tenure in the White House - has been one of the most prominent critics of Donald Trump in Hollywood.
Vance, currently trailing former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, had been a critic of Trump, but earlier this year, he that while he found much of Trump's behavior "reprehensible," he had to "suck it up" to build support for his Senate run.
In response to Vance's tweet, "West Wing" star Bradley Whitford said: "You are the inversion of the values of Jesus Christ."
Stars stunned by 'mismanaged set' in fatal prop-gun shooting
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As questions linger about safety protocols on the movie set where Alec Baldwin killed a cinematographer with a prop gun he’d been told was safe, Hollywood professionals say they’re baffled by the circumstances and production crews have quickly stepped up safety measures. Jeffrey Wright, who has worked on projects including the James Bond franchise and the upcoming movie “The Batman,” was acting with a weapon on the set of “Westworld” when news broke of the shooting Thursday at a New Mexico ranch. “We were all pretty shocked. And it informed what we did from that moment on,” he said in an interview Sunday at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
-Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford)
Referencing the widely panned Hollywood adaptation of Vance's book "Hillbilly Elegy," British film critic Mark Kermode criticized Vance for the tweet.
He wrote: "I detested the movie of Hillbilly Elegy (never read the book) but I don't think I realised what an utterly soulless and horrifyingly cruel piece of slime JD Vance was until right now. "Christian Republicans" definitely seen to have read a different version of The Bible."
-Mark Kermode (@KermodeMovie)
"Someone died, you asshole," Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, Vance's potential Democratic opponent in the 2022 election, responded.
-Tim Ryan (@TimRyan)
Alec Baldwin spoke publicly for the first time on Friday afternoon following the death of 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins who died after he discharged a prop gun on the set of the film "Rust."
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"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours," Baldwin tweeted.
"I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred," he added.
In a second tweet, Baldwin continued: "I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna."
Hilaria Baldwin Is 'Very Worried' About Husband Alec After Rust Shooting: Source .
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed last month after Alec Baldwin discharged a gun that should not have contained a real bullet , a source tells PEOPLE. "Hilaria is very worried about him," the source says. "He is not really sleeping and just haunted by Halyna's death." The source adds that Alec "is struggling, because he clearly understands that things are even worse for Halyna's family. He doesn't want any sympathy. He doesn't want this to be about him." "He just wants to help Halyna's husband and child as much as he can," the source tells PEOPLE.