Alec Baldwin redoubled his defense to his wife Hilaria (pictured together in March) after she was accused of misrepresenting her Spanish heritage and faking her accent for years
Alec Baldwin hit a critic who called his wife Hilaria a "cheat" after she was accused of faking her accent and lied about being born in Mallorca when she was actually born in Boston.
The SNL actor launched his last attack Monday night in the comments of an Instagram photo he posted regarding the scandal, which featured the famous Mark Twain quote: "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the Truth attracts shoes. & # 39;
One commenter quipped, “As if your wife was Spanish when she lived in Massachusetts all her life. I suppose your accent is wrong too? WOMAN! & # 39;
Alec's answer was very succinct: "Get ready."
Just before the Instagram spat, he hit another reviewer back on Twitter in response to a post on a human opinion essay titled, "Why the Hilaria-Baldwin Scandal is Painful for Immigrants – Me,"
Ale Russian's essay struck Hilaria – who confessed on Sunday that she was born in Boston and her real name is Hillary – for the "exaggerated" accent she "acquired" as an adult.
Alec replied: & # 39; Fake? Exaggerated? Set an accent as an adult? As a child she lived in Spain for many years. She lived in both places. & # 39;
The biting reprimands came when Hilaria's official agency biography was edited to remove any mention of her ties to Spain.
The 36-year-old influencer's speaker page on the Creative Artist Agency's website had falsely stated her birthplace for years, claiming: "Baldwin was born in Mallorca, Spain and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts."
But that line was deleted shortly after Hilaria revealed the truth about her upbringing in a sprawling Instagram video and said, “Yes, I'm a white girl. I'm a white girl
“Let us make it very clear that there are many white people in Europe and my family is white. Ethnically, I'm a mix of many, many, many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures so it really is that simple. & # 39;
The SNL actor launched his latest attack Monday night in the comments of an Instagram photo (above) he posted regarding the scandal that featured the famous Mark Twain quote: "A lie can travel halfway around the world, as long as the truth is true put your shoes on & # 39;
One commenter quipped, “As if your wife was Spanish when she lived in Massachusetts all her life. I suppose your accent is wrong too? WOMAN! & # 39; Alec's answer was very succinct: "Get ready"
Alec hit back another reviewer on Twitter just before Instagram spat in response to a post on a human opinion essay titled "Why the Hilaria-Baldwin Scandal Is Painful for Immigrants – Myself".
Alec appeared exhausted as he ran errands in the Hamptons on Monday after posting his first defense against Hilaria in an Instagram video the day before
Alec held a piece of paper over his face to protect himself from photographers
Hilaria shared never-before-seen photos of herself in Spain on her Instagram story on Sunday – it's not clear how old she is in either picture – although she is believed to be a teenager on the left while smoking
His scathing tweet came as Hilaria's official agency biography was edited to remove any mention of her links to Spain. The bio will appear at the top before the last line has been deleted
The Twitter firestorm that sparked Hilaria's confession dredged new photos from her school years in her hometown of Weston, Massachusetts.
A 2002 yearbook for the Cambridge School of Weston references Hilaria by her real name, Hillary Hayward-Thomas.
Hilaria graduated from school for $ 64,900 a year in 2002, a year before she claimed in previous interviews that she moved from Spain to the United States when she was 19 to attend New York University.
Some of the photos show a teenage Hilaria dancing on stage in what appears to be a school production.
The photos were posted on Twitter by a former classmate who reportedly told friends, "I've been waiting for this for years," in reference to Hilaria being exposed as a native of Massachusetts.
The Twitter firestorm that sparked Hilaria's confession dredged new photos from her school years in her hometown of Weston, Massachusetts
The online frenzy of Hilaria's legacy was sparked on December 21 when a woman tweeted, "You must admire Hilaria Baldwin's commitment to her decades of grift, posing as a Spaniard."
Over the next few days, several videos of Hilaria's previous television appearances surfaced showing her commitment to a Spanish accent, including one in which she had apparently forgotten the English word for "cucumber".
But Hilaria seemed to slip out of her accent last week when she went to Instagram Live to respond to a prank post by comedian Amy Schumer.
Several former classmates came forward to confirm that Hilaria was in fact raised in Weston, Massachusetts by American parents with no evidence of a foreign accent.
I went to high school with her. I remember she's a really nice person, but an all white girl from Cambridge, ”one wrote.
Another added, “I went to high school with her. She was very nice and serious about ballroom dancing. Her real name was Hillary Hayward-Thomas, and she didn't have her current accent. & # 39;
The class ratio at the Cambridge School of Weston is six students to one teacher. The exclusive school counts Hillary Hayward-Thomas among its notable alumni, alongside Lion King screenwriter Jonathan Roberts (1973) and American Pie actress Jennifer Coolidge (1979).
Hilaria revealed the truth about her upbringing in a sprawling Instagram video on Sunday, saying, “Yes, I'm a white girl. I'm a white girl Let us be very clear that there are many white people in Europe and my family is white. Ethnically, I'm a mix of many, many, many things. Culturally, I grew up with two cultures so it really is that simple. & # 39;
Internet experts quickly found details about Hilaria's parents, Dr. Kathryn Hayward and David Thomas, who lived and worked in the USA for years before retiring to Mallorca in 2011.
While Hilaria has long described her mother as Spanish, records show that Hayward actually lives in the fourth generation of Massachusetts, and has spent most of her medical career in Longmeadow.
Kathryn became an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She born Hillary in January 1984 in Boston.
Dr. Hayward's father and Hilaria's grandfather Charles & # 39; Chuck & # 39; Hayward was born and raised in Massachusetts, as did his late wife Irene.
Hilaria's father's family is even more closely connected to the United States as they lived here before the American Revolution. During his 37 years in Boston, he was an active volunteer for the Beacon Hill Civic Association, reports the New York Post.
Her parents were also co-founders of International Integrators in Boston.
Internet experts also quickly discovered details about Hilaria's parents, Dr. Kathryn Hayward and David Thomas, who had worked in the US for years before retiring to Mallorca in 2011
Hilaria's parents did not retire to Spain until 2011 when Hilaria was 27 years old
Hilaria finally realized about her upbringing on Sunday, telling fans that she spent "part" of her childhood in Spain and "part" in Massachusetts.
"There has been a lot of back and forth my whole life," said Mom Brain's podcaster.
“And I'm really happy that I grew up speaking two different languages and try to raise my children so that they can speak two languages too. And that is very important to me, especially when I have my family abroad. & # 39;
Hilaria added, "Yes, I'm a different kind of Bostonian, but I am, and you can't change your background – and neither do I – I'm really, really proud of who I am."
She also noted that 44 people from Spain attended her 2012 wedding to Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin, but she has not seen her family since September 2019 because of the "pandemic".
Hilaria finally realized about her upbringing on Sunday, telling fans that she spent "part" of her childhood in Spain and "part" in Massachusetts
The NYU alum and her 62-year-old husband gave all five children Spanish names – daughter Carmen Gabriela, 7; Son Rafael Thomas, 5; Son Leonardo Ángel, 4; Son Romeo Alejandro, 2; and son Eduardo & # 39; Edu & # 39; Pao Lucas, 3 months.
Regarding her name, Hilaria said she would use Hillary in the US and Hilaria in Spain.
“My whole family calls me Hilaria. It always bothered me that none of the names sound good in the other language. So I would use one or the other, ”she said.
Her video sparked a series of memes, some of which jokingly compared her to Rachel Dolezal and Jessica Krug.
Krug, a professor of African American history at George Washington University, pretended to have been black throughout her career. Dolezal, a former NAACP leader, was exposed as a white woman in 2015.
Alec Baldwin took to Instagram on Sunday – not to address the allegations, but to blow up outlets like TMZ and the New York Post for printing claims he described as "spectacularly false".
Alec first came out in his own video on Sunday to defend Hilaria.
Without addressing the allegations directly, the SNL star said Twitter was "a lot of shit".
“You have to hack your way through the wreckage of Twitter somehow. Twitter is just a huge orchard of Cr **, ”he continued.
“Lately, things have been said about people I love, who are dear to my heart, and who are ridiculous. I mean, just ridiculous.
“You said it about people I love – wrong things. Untrue things.
“And as painful as that hurts, I can only speak to half the public or that part of the public who understands what I mean when I say,“ Look at the source. When you love someone you want to defend you. & # 39;
On Monday, he posted a quote about the incident on his Instagram page that read: "A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is laced up."
On Monday, a video of Alec appeared on The Late Show in 2013, in which he played his wife's "Spanish" accent and David Letterman said, "My wife is from Spain."
A video of Alec appeared on The Late Show on Monday in which he impersonated his wife's "Spanish" accent and David Letterman said, "My wife is from Spain."
Amy Schumer playfully explores Hilaria Baldwin's inheritance controversy
Amy Schumer, who has since deleted the post, used Instagram to playfully comment on the cultural controversy of the 36-year-old yoga teacher on Sunday.
& # 39; I get it. I've been to Spain a few times and loved it too, ”said the 39-year-old comedian, who featured a cucumber emoji.
The part of Schumer's post that earned her the most praise was the cucumber emoji she added to the end of her caption.
The emoji was a direct reference to a viral clip by Hilaria pretending to use the & # 39; English word & # 39; not knowing about cucumber while conjuring up a recipe for a cooking show.
Emily Ratajkowski, clearly amused by Schumer's playful dig, wrote: "The cucumber emoji really hits!" The 29-year-old model also thanked Amy for writing the post first.
Along with her caption, Amy included a dramatic photo of herself wearing a large woven sun hat and a pair of oversized sunglasses indoors.
She had one hand on her face while the other was gently rocking a cup of tea.
Schumer's funny post came just hours after Hilaria directly addressed the allegations on her own Instagram that she had misrepresented her legacy for years.
Amy Schumer took to Instagram on Sunday to poke fun at Hilaria Baldwin's cultural controversy
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