Alec Baldwin criticised for his Halyna Hutchins post on Instagram
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People are hitting out at Alec Baldwin after he posted a tribute to Halyna Hutchins one year after the fatal shooting.
Hutchins was killed on the set of the Joel Souza movie in October 2021, after a prop gun Baldwin was holding was discharged.
Souza was also wounded in the shooting on the Bonanza Creek Ranch set near Santa Fe.
Baldwin recently posted an image of the cinematographer in action, with the words: "One year ago today..."
Back in October, it was reported that Baldwin was unaware that he had been handed a live gun during filming.
Following the incident a criminal investigation was opened, which remains ongoing; a civil settlement between Baldwin and the production company of the film being reached with Hutchins' family was announced earlier this month.
As the criminal investigation remains underway, some took to Twitter to say that Baldwin posting a tribute to Hutchins was not 'a good idea'.
One person re-shared a photo of Baldwin's post, with the caption: "bro there is no way Alec Baldwin thought it was a good idea to post this."
While another was in complete disbelief at the post, saying: "it’s actually real wtf," with another adding "That’s actually disgusting."
A fourth concurred, saying: "Right? How must her family feel rn?"
One couldn't believe how many people had liked Balwin's post, adding: "I think the most disturbing part is that over 68,000 people liked it."
However, others stood up for Baldwin, saying: "Easy to hate when it’s not you. Imagine how guilty he feels."
The controversial post wasn't the only thing that drew Twitter's attention surrounding the film, as it was also announced that Rust could resume production as early as 2023.
However, the film will not be returning to New Mexico, where the shooting took place.
Attorney Melina Spadone said on behalf of Rust Movie Productions "The production of Rust will not return to New Mexico.
"The production is considering other locations, including in California, but no decisions have been made."
A safety officer will be on set when filming for Rust resumes, wherever that may be.
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