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Social media gives fans a direct line to their favorite stars in a way that couldn’t be fathomed in generations before. Unfortunately, this unfiltered access doesn’t always bode well for celebrities—just ask Alec Baldwin!
The former 30 Rock star found himself in social media trouble again after a fan reached out to him about Dylan Farrow’s—daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow—open letter about being sexually abused at the hands of her filmmaker father as a child.
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In the letter, published by the New York Times, Dylan recounts the molestation that began as a child and challenges Hollywood stars who have collaborated with Woody Allen to consider her position.
“What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin?” She asked, challenging the stars of Woody’s most recent film Blue Jasmine. “What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?”
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In response to the letter, one tweeter reached out to Alec and suggested that he apologize to Dylan—a suggestion that the 55-year-old actor did not take to well.
“What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family’s personal struggle?”
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When another fan commented that—as a father—his response wasn’t appropriate, he wrote back, “You are mistaken if you think there is a better for me, or any outsider, in this family’s issue.”
Alec’s costar, Cate Blanchett, opted to handle the situation much more diplomatically.
“It’s been a long and painful situation for the family, and I hope they find some resolution and peace,” Cate told Hollywood Elsewhere.