Actor Alec Baldwin is responding to backlash after calling Cuomo’s resignation “tragic.”
“Regardless of what you think of Cuomo, this is a tragic day,” Baldwin wrote Tuesday.
“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 shortcoming exposed and magnified,” he added.
After many found his comments inappropriate, Baldwin is clarifying his comments.
“I am not seeking to ‘minimize’ Cuomo’s actions regarding sexual harassment. What he did is wrong. Everyone gets that. And now he is leaving,” Baldwin wrote.
“When I wrote that this is tragic, I meant to suggest that nearly all powerful politicians are isolated, in the extreme, from reality. The people who you vote for in this country in the broader, more powerful elected positions, don’t give a sh– about you. Or what you want. They work for their large donors, unions and corporations. That is how the US System is designed. Powerful people holding on to power,” he added.
Last year outspoken Democrat Alec Baldwin was featured on Andrew Cuomo’s YouTube channel in a “Stay Home – Save Lives” video.