IRELAND Baldwin, daughter of actor Alec Baldwin, has condemned comments made by conservative commentator Candace Owens after she labelled her father's accidental shooting of Halyna Hutchins “poetic justice.”
“You are the most disgusting, hateful, cancerous human being I've ever come across,” the 26-year-old model wrote on her Instagram Story, according to the Daily Mail.
The message is part of an escalating war of words between the two women, who both have large social media followings.
Sparking the conflict, Owens’ now-deleted tweet sent on 22 October said: “Alec Baldwin spent 4 years dedicated to painting Donald Trump and his supporters as evil murderers. What has happened to Alec would be an example of poetic Justice if it weren’t for the actual innocent people that were murdered by him.
“Pray for their families. So sad.”
Realising she had mischaracterised Baldwin’s part in Hutchins’ death, the Owens soon backtracked.
She said: “Will correct that last tweet to say Alec Baldwin *killed* someone- not murdered someone, as murder carries a different legal definition.”
“Literally not one single thing that Alec Baldwin has said about Donald Trump and his supporters is going to age well.”
Ireland lambasted the conservative pundit for politicising the tragic death of Hutchins, the cinematographer who was working with Alec Baldwin on the film Rust.
She said: “Regardless of your foul opinions most of the time, the fact that you would disrespect the life of a woman who was accidentally and tragically killed...Shame on you.”
Ireland later added “Be a republican. Be unvaccinated. I don't give a f**k. There are plenty of liberal ones that I support as well... But one f***ing thing I find myself doing is being RESPECTFUL.”
Ireland informed her more than 677,000 followers that she would be taking an “Instagram break” as she is “ashamed to breathe the same air as this woman.”
Alec Baldwin, a long-time Democrat, played Trump on SNL, where he mocked the policies and opinions of the former president, while exploiting the full comedic potential of his unmistakable mannerisms and inflections.
The 30 Rock star once descried the president and his supporters a “gallery of monsters”, according to the Daily Mail.
He also opined that Trump was causing a “moral collapse of the US” and even compared him to Adolf Hitler.
He wrote after the 2020 election: “Bury Trump in a Nazi graveyard and put a swastika on his grave. The majority of Americans made the right choice. Trump is a maniac.”