Cold-Blooded! Donald Trump Jr. Selling Shirts Mocking Baldwin's On-Set Tragedy
An investigation is underway after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of "Rust," killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. Serge Svetnoy, the film's chief electrician, blamed the incident on the producers who hired an inexperienced armorer who displayed "negligence and unprofessionalism."
Donald Trump Jr., theeldest son of the 45th president of the US, is trying to cash in on thecontroversy in the wake of a fatal, on-set tragedy that left a woman dead and indefinitely halted the filming of "Rust," an 1880s-era Western starring Baldwin.
"Guns don't kill people. Alec Baldwin kills people," reads the capital letter-emblazoned shirt, which gives the impression of taking a pro-Second Amendment stance. The shirt is available for purchase on the 43-year-old's website.
Naturally, the attempted cash grab was not well-received by netizens.
Trump Jr., on the other hand, appeared unapologetic for his stance against Baldwin.
"The media is in full on panic mode to protect Baldwin from ANY criticism because they agree with his politics," the 43-year-old tweeted on Monday. "If the shoe were on the other foot, Baldwin would be the first guy out there pissing on anyone involved & the media would be joining him."
Prior to the fatal incident, Baldwin's Hollywood career was experiencing a revival period triggered by his consistently well-received portrayal of Trump on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."
Trump tweeted in February 2019
that the SNL sketches featuring Baldwin in his likeness were "Republican hit jobs." He also questioned how networks like NBC could openly mock him in such a format "without retribution."