Actor Alec Baldwin has come to the defense of his wife Hilaria after she was accused of faking her Spanish heritage.
“There’s things that have been said lately about people I love and care about deeply which are ridiculous,” Baldwin said about five minutes into the video. “Consider the source. Consider the source.”
“The majority of what’s been said, and—again, I don’t want to enumerate what those things are—is false,” he continued. “And some of it’s so spectacularly false … As much as that hurts, the only thing I can do is talk to that half of the public or portion of the public who understands what I mean when I say, ‘Consider the source.’ Consider the source.” (RELATED: REPORT: Hilaria Baldwin Doesn’t Actually Have Any Spanish Heritage)
“When you love someone you want to defend them,” Baldwin added. “Consider the source.”
An editorial assistant at People magazine shared an article she wrote about Hilaria’s new alleged appropriation drama calling it “hurtful.”
“Wrote a personal essay for @people explaining why it’s hurtful to see Hilaria (Hillary) Baldwin gain success with a fake exaggerated accent while so many immigrants, especially POC, are ostracized, marginalized and ridiculed for the same,” Ale Russian tweeted.
Wrote a personal essay for @people explaining why it’s hurtful to see Hilaria (Hillary) Baldwin gain success with a fake exaggerated accent while so many immigrants, especially POC, are ostracized, marginalized and ridiculed for the same.https://t.co/uplq5TO3Li
— Ale Russian (@_alerussian_) December 29, 2020
“Fake? Exaggerated? Appropriated an accent as an adult?” Baldwin tweeted in response. “She lived in Spain for many years as a child. She lived both places.”
An internet sleuth uncovered videos and articles that hinted that Hilaria might be faking her Spanish heritage and shared them in a Twitter thread on Dec. 21. Multiple biography pages for the celebrity say she was born in Spain, however, she was reportedly born in Boston. Neither of her parents are from Spain and her real name is Hillary.