Alec Baldwin suffered the fallout from his Words With Friends fuelled belligerence directed towards American Airlines flight attendants… for about a day.
Late Tuesday, Democrat and Chronicle reported that Wegmans Food Markets Inc. pulled their holiday commercials featuring Baldwin after some customers complained about the actor’s bad behaviour, which got him kicked off an AA flight in December.
Baldwin, 53, had taped a commercial for the Rochester-based grocery store with his mother, a lifetime Wegmans’ shopper.
A couple hundred calls, Tweets, and e-mails after pulling the ad, however, Wegmans spokespeople issued an apology and announced plans to re-air the commercial.
Wegmans released a statement on their website to explain their flip-flop Baldwin policy:
“We regret ending the Alec Baldwin holiday commercials one week earlier than planned in response to a couple of dozen complaints. We have decided to run the commercials again, effective immediately.
Clearly, many more people support Alec, as evidenced by the hundreds and hundreds of tweets, emails, and phone calls we have received. We enjoyed working with Alec Baldwin and his mum, Carol, and would do it again. We appreciate all the kind things they have said about Wegmans and respect the good work they do for communities.”
The people of the internet have spoken.
Watch the Wegmans commercial below. Baldwin’s cameo begins at the 4:05 mark.
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