As Halloween was in full swing in America, an American journalist literally spoiled the party. The reason: his costume somewhat out of place. Indeed, on Instagram, Rick Leventhal proudly shared his disguise for the evening of October 31, alongside his wife. And it is in Alec Baldwin that he took his picture. Cowboy hat screwed on his head, gun in his hands, the journalist has simply recreated the character played by the actor in the film Rust, mourning the death of the director of photography, accidentally killed by Alec Baldwin him -same.
In photo caption, Rick Leventhal writes: “Kelly celebrated his Native American heritage and I celebrated the great American film actor Alec Baldwin”. A publication that has received hundreds of negative messages: even his fans criticized him, not understanding how he could have thought of disguising himself as Alec Baldwin after the affair that affected the actor. Faced with such comments but also articles in the press that targeted him, the journalist decided to give his version of the facts on November 2 on Instagram. Indeed, in a long text, he gives details about his disguise. “We planned our costumes weeks ago and I just decided to be him at the last minute,” he writes.
Rick Leventhal: “People are always trying to criticize me”
The former Fox News correspondent also told Page Six: “I was in no way trying to offend anyone except Alec Baldwin. People always seek to criticize me for everything. what I’m doing, so it’s not a surprise. And by the way, I also received a lot of love on Instagram, so thank you for all the support! “, he defended. This is a joke in very bad taste that will certainly touch Alec Baldwin, already terribly affected by his gesture.
Rick Leventhal © Instagram