IMO, Baldwin's general acceptance is pretty interesting example of what society values. I'm not calling for boycotts or bans, I believe in the free market. If companies what to hire him, that's their prerogative.
However, it amazes me that Baldwin is so sought after and gets so little grief. Capital One, and all his other sponsors see no problem paying Baldwin to represent them after all his recent episodes: daughter voicemail, flight attendant rant, punching a reporter, highly divisive political statements, racial slurs, anti-Semitic slurs, etc. I'm sure there are more. Now you got threatening rants and gay slang.
If nothing else, he comes across to me, at a minimum, as simply another entitled, rich a-hole detached from reality. Never mind his politics, with which I disagree.
Regardless of politics, I guess I just can't imagine sitting in a board room for a major company and saying, yeah, Baldwin is the guy we want!
But, because his politics are accepted by the establishment, and people like the character he plays on a show, it's a risk/reward analysis that favors rolling the dice on the unstable, anger-filled, political radical who insults nearly every demographic but his own.
This post was edited on 6/28 at 8:46 am