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Alec Baldwin’s Heated Showdown: Hollywood Star Unleashes Fury on Anti-Israel Protestors

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Renowned actor Alec Baldwin found himself amid a tense confrontation with anti-Israel protesters in New York City on Monday, a moment captured in videos circulating online. The incident occurred near West 29th Street, where a group surrounded the “Departed” star, demanding clarity on his stance regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict.

As seen in the footage, police officers shielded Baldwin as he attempted to access a locked door, but the actor struggled to avoid the demonstrators’ persistent inquiries. When asked about his position, Baldwin responded, “I support peace for Gaza,” a statement that triggered anger among the protesters, leading to profanity-laden shouts and attempts to get closer to him.

In another clip shared on social media, Baldwin engaged in a heated exchange when questioned about his stance on the Israel–Hamas war. The actor, slightly pushing an unidentified man, retorted, “Because I’m in Hollywood? You ask stupid questions. Ask me a smart question.” As he was escorted away, Baldwin had the last word, shouting, “Shut the f—k up.”

The confrontation took an even more intense turn as a protester accused Baldwin of being a murderer, referencing the actor’s previous involuntary manslaughter charges, which were dropped in April. A source close to Baldwin clarified that the actor had no intention of participating in the protest and was aggressively approached while on his way to teach an acting class. Police intervention aimed to ensure his safe passage to the class.

The incident involving Baldwin is part of a broader trend where celebrities are facing scrutiny for their positions on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Taylor Swift recently faced criticism for attending a Gaza fundraising event, with demands for an apology from fans who viewed the event as highly political and biased. Gigi Hadid, a friend of Swift, has also expressed pro-Palestinian viewpoints, condemning the “terrorizing of innocent people.”

In a related development, actress Melissa Barrera was removed from the cast of “Scream 7” last month after sharing sentiments about the conflict on social media, which were deemed antisemitic by Spyglass Entertainment. The incidents underscore the challenges celebrities face when their political viewpoints become subjects of public scrutiny.

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