Leave it to angry, far left actor Alec Baldwin to insist on Americans finding sympathy for disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Recently the "Glengarry Glen Ross" star and former Trump impersonator on Saturday Night Live called Cuomo’s resignation from office “tragic,'' because it’s another example of cancel culture running amok.
Well, Mr. Baldwin, a serial sexual harasser stepping down from his job sounds less like vindictive and targeted cancel culture and more like what needed to happen.
After Cuomo’s announcement that he would be resigning from his post as New York Governor following an investigation, which provided evidence that Cuomo sexually harassed several staffers and other women during his time in charge, Baldwin appeared to take Cuomo’s side, according to Fox News.
In a sympathetic tweet, the actor wrote, “Regardless of what you think of Cuomo, this is a tragic day.”
Uh oh. That sounds...off. If anything, it’s a pretty happy day to see that lecherous, possible nursing home resident killer get down from his place of power. The only thing that’s not joyful about Cuomo’s resigning is that he’s not being punished for his policies that seem to have led to the deaths of tens of thousands of seniors during the height of COVID.
Anyway, this is bound to be an interesting take. Let’s see if Baldwin can make sense of this one.
“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 shortcomings exposed and magnified," Baldwin also said in the tweet.
Regardless of what you think of Cuomo, this is a tragic day.— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) August 10, 2021
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 shortcomings exposed and magnified
Hmm, that’s quite a rationalization of Cuomo’s ousting. So in Baldwin’s mind, Cuomo might be bad. But also, him being held accountable for harassing potentially 11 different women is cancel culture.
Of course, WE KNOW cancel culture is bad. That’s when people’s reputations are destroyed or they are punished too severely in comparison to the severity of the mistakes they have made in their past. Oftentimes it’s someone getting cancelled for having an opinion that isn’t a popular one, like not being approved by the political party in power.
Cuomo resigning because he’s been caught abusing his position of authority in the highest office in his state seems square. It’s the least he can do. But for Baldwin, these are “shortcomings” that have been blown out of proportion.
Of course, Baldwin knew he kind of stepped in it. So he tried to re-explain his comments in a later Instagram post.
“When I wrote that this is tragic, I meant to suggest that nearly all powerful politicians are isolated, in the extreme, from reality,” Baldwin wrote. “The people who you vote for in this country in the broader, more powerful elected positions, don’t give a shit about you. Or what you want.”
Um, how does that make Baldwin’s initial statements sound any less dumb? It's like he’s giving Cuomo an excuse. So he’s got extreme power, so it’s understandable that he takes advantage of women? What the heck is Mr. Baldwin smoking?
Baldwin, who is a personal friend of the governor and his family, tried to explain again in a subsequent video rant on Instagram.
“I wrote about Cuomo. I said it was ‘tragic,’ and by’ tragic,’ I don’t mean what happened to him… what happened to us!" he said.
Oh, okay. Whatever you say, Mr. Baldwin.