Alec Baldwin & Daughter Ireland Defend Hilaria Over Fake Accent Drama

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After Hilaria Baldwin was accused of faking her Spanish accent, her household jumped to her protection on-line

It’s that bizarre week between Christmas and New Year’s when nothing feels fairly actual, and boy is right now’s information reflecting that. Hilaria Baldwin is in the midst of a very weird scandal wherein somebody went viral for accusing her of faking her accent and Spanish heritage, and now her household is coming to her protection on-line. Yeah, it’s all as unusual because it sounds.

To catch you up, Hilaria was trending on Twitter over the weekend after customers began a thread the place they posted movies displaying her talking with a Spanish accent, after which later, talking English with no accent. The thread said that Hilaria grew up in Massachusetts and that her claims of Spanish heritage had been a “grift.”

On Sunday, her husband, Alec Baldwin, posted a virtually nine-minute video to Instagram coming to her protection.

“We live in a world now where we’re hidden behind the anonymity of social media. People feel that they can say anything,” he mentioned. “They probably would like to do anything if they weren’t at risk of getting caught and going to prison.”

Alec continued, “Because they can’t do that, because that involves real commitment to do something, to express those feelings, they say things, no profile picture very often, sometimes yes, no identifying features there, hidden behind the anonymity of social media, they want to just shoot it all over you and spray it all over you, their venom and their hate.”

Can’t actually argue with that, I assume. But the principle level that Alec was making an attempt to get to is that you need to be skeptical of belongings you learn on-line. In this case, perhaps a random particular person on Twitter isn’t the authority on all issues Hilaria.

“You have to consider the source,” he mentioned. “There’s things that have been said lately about people that I love, that I care about deeply, which are ridiculous.”

Alec’s daughter Ireland, whose mom is Kim Basinger, additionally got here to her stepmom’s protection. She posted a collection of movies to her Instagram tales saying it was “sad and pathetic” that strangers had been keen to dig so deeply into Hilaria’s life.

“She is a good person,” Ireland mentioned. “She’s a caring person who has always respected my relationship with my dad and I have a great relationship with her… Hilaria is a wonderful mother who takes great care of her kids and she takes great care of my dad and that’s really all that matters to me.”

Hilaria took to her personal Instagram over the weekend, posting a video to inform a bit of bit about herself and clear up a few of the controversy. In the video, she admitted that her actual title is Hillary, and she or he was, the truth is, born in Massachusetts.

“My parents and sibling live in Spain and I chose to live here, in the USA,” she mentioned. “We celebrate both cultures in our home — Alec and I are raising our children bilingual, just as I was raised. This is very important to me. I understand that my story is a little different, but it is mine, and I’m very proud of it.”

Hilaria continued, “Yes, I am a white girl. Europe has a lot of white people in there. My family is white. Ethnically, I am a mix of many many many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures. So it’s really as simple as that.”

Maybe that may clear up this complete, unusual story.

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