Alec Baldwin Says Dylan Farrow “Shamed” The Public Into Believing Her

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And lied about being sexually abused

Despite nobody asking for his two cents, Alec Baldwin fired off a series of tweets about the sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen. The actor claims that Allen's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, is lying about being sexually molested by the filmmaker as a child and that she's "shaming" the public into believing her story. Right about now, everyone would like Baldwin to STFU.

"1 of the most effective things Dylan Farrow has in her arsenal is the 'persistence of emotion,'" Baldwin tweeted like he has any idea what he's talking about. He then compared Farrow to a character in To Kill a Mockingbird who falsely accuses a man of rape. "Like Mayella in TKAM, her tears/exhortations r meant 2 shame u in2 belief in her story. But I need more than that before I destroy some1, regardless of their fame. I need a lot more."

As Jordan Crucchiola points out for Vulture, Baldwin comparing Farrow to Mayella doesn't make much sense considering the fictional character was actually sexually abused by her father in the book. So, while she did falsely accuse someone of rape, that's not the best character to illustrate Baldwin's point. 

Baldwin is pretty much the only one in Hollywood defending Allen at this point. Several cast members of Allen's upcoming film, A Rainy Day in New York, have condemned him and donated their salaries to the Time's Up campaign and other organizations. Many actors have said they'll never work with Allen again, and there are rumors that Amazon is considering dumping his new film altogether. 

For decades, Farrow has maintained that Allen sexually abused her over the course of several years, beginning when she was just seven years old. She's detailed the incidents in multiple op-eds and, most recently, in a TV interview. Allen has repeatedly denied these claims. 

Earlier this month, Baldwin tweeted his defense of Allen, writing that he was "investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed." He thought the "renunciation of him and his work" was "unfair and sad."

“Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent? I think so," he wrote.  

In his latest series of asinine tweets, Baldwin brings up Farrow's brother Moses, who defends his father against the accusations. "Which of Mia’s kids got the honesty gene and which did not?" 

Farrow has since responded to Baldwin's latest comments, telling the Hollywood Reporter, "It’s interesting that Mr. Baldwin chooses to dismiss the judgments of Justice Wilk and Prosecutor Frank Maco, who reviewed ALL of the evidence instead of just selected bits and pieces. However, considering that Mr. Baldwin confidently invoked Mayella Ewell to make his point while forgetting that it’s been hotly debated that she was, in fact, raped by her father, demonstrates that perhaps Baldwin is just not a stickler for details.”

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.