Hilaria Baldwin’s accent controversy resurfaces after Alec Baldwin files charges

Alec Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Baldwin, has been slammed again for allegedly faking a Spanish accent.

Hilaria Baldwin spoke to waiting media outside the couple’s New York City home after her husband was charged with double manslaughter in the shooting death of camerawoman Halyna Hutchins. He worked as an actor and producer of the film Rust, when a gun was fired on set in October 2021, killing Hutchins and injuring writer-director Joel Souza.

“I’ll tell you what I’m going to say, you won’t ask me any questions,” Hilaria Baldwin told the media on Jan. 20, a day after Alec Baldwin was charged.

“I want you to realize that we have seven children and that it’s not good to be here to take them to school and be there when they come home.”

Baldwin added, “So on a human level you know I’m not going to tell you anything. You know that. So please leave my family alone and let this all play out, okay?”

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Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala on December 06, 2022 in New York City. Hilaria was once again mocked for her allegedly fake Spanish accent.
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Social media users were quick to mock Hilaria Baldwin’s accent and were quick to point out that she was born and raised in Boston, although she previously claimed to have been raised in Mallorca, Spain.

One TikToker even went so far as to mimic Baldwin’s interview in a satirical video that has racked up nearly 67,000 views at the time of writing.

Popular influencer Tefi Pessoa, known as Hello Tefi, also had some choice words for Hilaria Baldwin.

“You bloody Hilaria Baldwin. You’ll never know the loneliness or resilience of being an immigrant, of greeting people with a real accent. The desire for community and intimacy. Hilary you are from BOSTON and if I ever meet you I will be sure to REMEMBER YOU,” she wrote on Twitter.

Another person added: “Why is Hilaria Baldwin still in her fake Spanish accent? Isn’t it proven that she was born and raised here and never had an accent from her parents? She is really dedicated.”

And a third commented, “So glad everyone is still talking about the fact that Hilaria Baldwin’s real name is Hilary and is actually from Boston.”

The yoga teacher took a month off Instagram in early 2021 after social media users noticed her accent disappeared in a video posted in December 2020.

Upon returning to Instagram following the controversy surrounding her legacy, Baldwin said she used the time to “listen, think” after people criticized her accent.

“My parents raised my brother and I with two cultures, American and Spanish, and I feel a part of both cultures. The way I spoke about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been explained better – I should have been clearer and I’m sorry,” she wrote.

rust Gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was in charge of weapons on the set, was also charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Mary Carmack-Altwies, New Mexico’s first district attorney, announced the charges Jan. 19, though Alec Baldwin said he was unaware the gun contained live ammunition and denied pulling the trigger.

“After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the Rust film crew,” Carmack-Altwies said in a statement. “During my tenure, no one is above the law and everyone deserves justice.”

That’s what Alec Baldwin’s attorney, Luke Nikas, said news week They planned to contest the charges.

“This decision distorts the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and constitutes a terrible miscarriage of justice,” Nikas said. “Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun — or anywhere on the film set. He relied on the professionals he worked with to assure him the gun had no live cartridges. We’re going to fight fees and we’re going to win.”

rust Assistant director David Halls received a suspended sentence and six months’ probation after signing a settlement for negligent use of a deadly weapon.