Published Jul 06, 2017Alec Baldwin has managed to find plenty of work since 30 Rock, most recently voicing a bare-assed boss baby in the film The Boss Baby. Not all of his projects are well-received, however, and he's now getting flack for his portrayal of a visually impaired man in the upcoming movie Blind.
The forthcoming flick stars Baldwin alongside Demi Moore and Dylan McDermott. As its trailer (available below) suggests, the movie looks uniquely terrible. Worse than that, however, it's also being considered offensive for Baldwin's role.
The Ruderman Family Foundation is an advocacy group for people living with disabilities, and they've criticized the film for "once again overlooking the opportunity to cast actors with disabilities."
Jay Ruderman, chairman of the foundation, told the Los Angeles Times that the film actually represents a double standard. "We no longer find it acceptable for white actors to portray black characters," he said. "Disability as a costume needs to also become universally unacceptable."
This isn't the first time people have spoken out against Blind. One Twitter user pointed out that it seems like a fictional 30 Rock movie from the director of Rural Juror.