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Alec Baldwin says he won’t let negativity destroy him in 2022


Alec Baldwin says he’s focusing on not letting negativity “destroy” him this year.

“We live in a world where there’s just oceans of negativity. I go online and so forth, and one must find a way to manage that,” Baldwin said in an Instagram video posted on New Year’s Day.

“I want to stop seeing things in terms of good and bad, good and evil,” added Baldwin, 63.

The Academy Award nominee’s comments on his outlook for 2022 come three months after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in a shooting on the New Mexico set of Baldwin’s movie “Rust.” Hutchins died after a gun Baldwin was holding fired a “suspected live round” while he was working on a scene, according to authorities.

“I’m hopeful that this year will be better than last year. I can’t imagine it being as bad or worse than last year,” Baldwin said.

He thanked fans for sending him messages of support, recounting how a woman handed him a Splenda packet while he was out at a cafe with a “kind” handwritten note scrawled on it.

The performer also addressed his comments to “those people who offered” him the “opposite of support.”

“I understand where you’re coming from — it’s a tough world. A lot of people are traumatized out there and they want to pass that on to other people. They want other people to feel the way that they feel.”

In remarks on the heels of Hutchins’s death, former President Trump — who was frequently lampooned by Baldwin when the actor portrayed the 45th commander in chief on “Saturday Night Live” — suggested without evidence that the deadly shooting could have been intentional.

Blasting Baldwin as a “cuckoo-bird” and a “nutjob,” Trump said, “And usually, when there’s somebody like that, you know, in my opinion, he had something to do with it.”

“I’ve had more people who have been kind, and thoughtful, and generous of spirit than I’ve had people who are malignant about the death of Halyna Hutchins — and not afraid to say that, than to couch that in some euphemisms — somebody died very tragically,” Baldwin said in his 13-minute video.

“My goal in the new year is peace, awareness, consciousness,” Baldwin told his more than 2.4  million Instagram followers. “Deepening my relationships with the people that I love, pulling them closer to me.”

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