Twitter Accuses Alec Baldwin Of Racism For Saying "Black People Love Me" After Portraying Trump
Alec Baldwin’s career is now defined by his mocking portrayal of the President in Saturday Night Live sketches. In fact, he has become so good at impersonating Donald Trump that some people think he is turning into Trump himself.
The President doesn’t seem to be pleased with the way actor impersonates him as he previously tweeted his opinion about the show and Alec’s work in it, saying:
Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!
But despite that, Alec keeps putting on a blonde wig and makes people laugh. However, his recent interview created an avalanche of negativity and racism accusations when the actor confidently stated that “black people” love him.
The politics of Alec Baldwin
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, where he talked about his life and career, Baldwin knew he was asking for controversy when he said:
I don't know how to say this and I don't want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but ever since I played Trump, black people love me. They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it's because they're most afraid of Trump.
Unsurprisingly, he got what he asked for, because Twitter was not happy about his words, to put it lightly.
Alec Baldwin has played President Trump for so long he’s becoming Donald Trump (of course, Baldwin has a history of offensive, homophobic, misogynistic comments: https://t.co/j1FfVeJrIU): https://t.co/Ydf1XrB1U5 pic.twitter.com/9rnsCEsMCx— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) October 10, 2018
black people are not souvenirs alec— unpforgettable fire burgess (@firefire100) October 10, 2018
So he’s implying that black people love him because he made fun of someone he thinks they’re afraid of.— Jason Keebler 🐻 (@JasonKeebler) October 10, 2018
Is that racist? That feels racist.
Words mean things. Definitely don’t like how he worded this.— Waldo (@dpicting) October 10, 2018
It might be funny but it isnt making anyone love you— Eduardo (@edjames01) October 10, 2018
But it seems that the actor is not fazed by the Twitter comments or by Trump’s opinion about his work. On the Howard Stern Show, Baldwin revealed that Trump’s wife, Melania, not only watches his sketches on SNL, but she also laughs out loud. Let’s just hope people will still watch him after his controversial words.