Alec Baldwin has defended the caption of a recent photo of his wife and child he uploaded to Instagram.
The Hollywood star shared a snap of Leo and wife Hilaria yesterday (22 January). In the photo, the six-year-old lad can be seen with his hands on his mum's shoulders.
The original caption read: "The old ‘let me give you a back rub’ ploy."
Commenting on the post, one user said: "That’s a pretty f**king weird comment to make on a photo of your son and his mother."
Another said: "SexuaIising children is always so weird but your own child? Yikes."
"Does anyone else thin this creepy af with the caption?" asked a third. "Pic is sweet. Caption makes it weird."
While another added: "Umm the caption is disgusting?!!!!"
And one person accused the caption of being 'sexually suggestive'.
Following the backlash, Baldwin tweaked the caption, adding: "Potato chips to follow."
Responding to his critics, the 64-year-old commented: "I adjusted the text. I guess because…you know…there is so much of that Reddit trash out there."
This comes after it was revealed that Baldwin would be charged for involuntary manslaughter following the death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust back in 2021.
The cinematographer was shot and killed after a prop gun went off in Baldwin's hand.
Both Baldwin and the film’s armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter over the incident.
New Mexico District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said: "After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the Rust film crew.
"On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice.”
Reacting to the news, Ms Hutchins' family said they agreed with the decision..
Speaking on behalf of the family, attorney Brian Panish said: "We want to thank the Santa Fe Sheriff and the District Attorney for concluding their thorough investigation and determining that charges of involuntary manslaughter are warranted for the killing of Halyna Hutchins with conscious disregard for human life.
"Our independent investigation also supports charges are warranted. It is a comfort to the family that, in New Mexico, no one is above the law.
“We support the charges, will fully cooperate with this prosecution, and fervently hope the justice system works to protect the public and hold accountable those who break the law."
Baldwin’s lawyer, Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel, branded the charges ‘a terrible miscarriage of justice’.
He said: "Mr Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set.
"He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win."
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