HOLLYWOOD, CA—Alec Baldwin says he wants to ‘shoot straight’ with the Academy and alert them of some glaring safety shortcomings he witnessed at the Oscars.
“I’m watching the awards, and I began thinking, look at how vulnerable everyone is. Sitting ducks,” Baldwin said during a 20/20 interview. “At any moment, some wreckless actor with great hair could leave two, maybe three dozen dead bodies in his wake. Then lo and behold, that very thing happened.”
The Academy issued a statement refuting Baldwin’s accusation of negligence, but the actor claimed he ‘could shoot holes in all their arguments.’
“For one thing, there were no snipers strategically placed throughout the audience and snack bar, as I’ve suggested every year since 1989. Most of those years, I was packing heat just in case. You remember the popping balloon mishap in 2002? Those weren’t balloons,” Baldwin said, softly tapping the gun inside his suit jacket.
Alec then simulated what he would have done if allowed inside the building that night.
“I woulda been like, WILL! Freeze! Don’t take one more step towa—”
Sadly, when Baldwin whipped out a double-action revolver, he blew away the guy holding the boom mic.
Give Us Story Ideas