Hilaria Baldwin is defending her husband Alec Baldwin for speaking out in support of students in the wake of a murder-suicide at school in Idaho over the weekend.
The actor told “Megyn Kelly Today” that he felt he “needed to speak out about it.”
When the Oscar-nominated actor walked away from the interview and returned to the family’s apartment in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, the petite yoga instructor grabbed a camera and held up one-fingered salute.
Baldwin didn’t address the point, but wrote on Twitter that she didn’t see a need to respond to a comment by an angry commenter.
Some had criticized Baldwin for sharing his feelings on social media. His wife said she didn’t “defend” her husband’s words, but wanted to show support for them.
Baldwin had noted that his 14-year-old daughter Carmen was away at school. On Sunday he posted to Twitter that the student “was not on school property when the shooter opened fire.”
The suspect shot two female students and then killed himself Sunday afternoon, police said. More than 50 bullet casings from a .223-caliber rifle were found outside the high school, police said.
Hilaria Baldwin added that her husband did not want to “distract” from Sunday’s gun violence memorial, which was held in honor of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida.
Alec Baldwin’s children were inspired to take up their father’s cause after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student killed 17 people last February. Hilaria and Alec Baldwin’s children, Carmen and Rafael Baldwin, said that they would try to “create positive change.”
Hilaria Baldwin said she’s focused on understanding the shooting victims’ families and believes that “the only thing that can save” them is “the love we have for one another.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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