9/11 Widow Blasts Alec Baldwin

Guardian:

30 Rock star Alex Baldwin has been blasted by a 9/11 widow after he claimed airlines use the tragedy as an excuse to hassle passengers.

He made the claim during a defence of his actions after he was kicked off an American Airlines flight earlier this week.

His eviction followed following a hot-tempered bust-up with a flight steward who had asked him to switch of his mobile phone.

Angry Cheryl McGuinness Hutchins has branded the Thomas and the Magic Railroad actor’s words ‘inappropriate

Mrs McGuinness Hutchins is the widow of an American Airlines co-pilot who was in the cockpit of the first plane to hit the World Trade Centre.

She said: ‘I absolutely think [Baldwin’s statement] was an inappropriate comment to make.

‘I believe airlines used what happened on 9/11 to increase security and protect passengers as much as possible – not to make travelling inelegant.’

And she criticised the staunch Democrat, who has frequently boasted of his intention to run for political office, for not accepting he was in the wrong after allegedly being abusive towards staff on the flight.

She said: ‘He should just take responsibility for his actions and admit he should have gotten off the phone.’

She is responding to a post the actor wrote on his blog defending his bad behaviour.

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