Alec Baldwin visits Occupy Wall Street. Somewhere, Jack Donaghy is crying into his morning shower scotch.


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Alec Baldwin may not be running for mayor of New York City (yet), but he proved to be a true man of the people to those involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Last night, the 30 Rock star visited Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan, home of OWS, to show his support.

Baldwin tweeted late Tuesday night (after 6 p.m., and presumably not in a tux), “On my way to OWS” and later informed followers that he spent “a too brief two hours” at the site and gave a shout-out to “Aaron from Brooklyn and Sean from Winnipeg” for his “OWS tutorial.” (No word on exactly what Baldwin, Aaron and Sean talked about, but we can’t imagine he recited too many 30 Rock lines. Especially not this one: “Next stop, home ownership! I’m just kidding. The middle class is dying. You’ll be renting forever.”) Watch him talk about the role of Federal Reserve below:

While the International OWS Twitter welcomed Baldwin (they posted, “Welcome to the #PeoplesLibrary, Alec Baldwin. #Ows” and later put up a photo of his visit) and celebrity involvement has been mostly embraced by those participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement (in addition to Baldwin, fellow politically-active celebs such as Russell Simmons, Kanye West, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, and Mark Ruffalo have all made appearances, and soon enough, so could Batman) it seems the actor received some criticism on the web regarding his siding with “the 99%” due to his high-profile status in Hollywood. This prompted the actor to post, “Some website wrote that I’m worth $65 mill, so have no cred at OWS. Man… to me. Didn’t know I had $65 mill” and also informed followers, “I donated all of my fee from Capital One 2 arts charities.” Baldwin fielded other questions and concerns, in person at Zuccotti Park, exchanges that were caught on camera. Watch:

What do you think of Alec Baldwin showing his support for the Occupy Wall Street movement, PopWatchers? Did he pull a Reaganing? What would Jack Donaghy have to say about all this? Share in the comments section below.

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  • Susan

    I’m not sure if it’s due to his new love, but Alec looks absolutely amazing, healthy and happy lately.

  • otter

    Will he call Allah a Nazi?

  • markinnyc

    While I agree with the OWS movement, I don’t look to actors for my political information. Including Alec Baldwin or HAnk Williams Jr.

    • Ana170

      Actors don’t usually dole out political information. They’re merely citizens who have the same rights to their political views as all of the rest of us. It just happens that they have cameras following them around.

  • Barack Palin

    I am so over these hypocritical liberal left-wing Hollywood loonies having orgasms over these whining spoiled cry-babies who want government handouts and have an overexcessive sense of entitlement. These occupy Wall Street protestors are nothing but a bunch of whining cry-babies who are suddenly confronted with the fact they have to work! Instead they whine and cry. I guess we have Obama to thank for stoking up class warfare. On the other hand, the true patriots, the hard-working members of the Tea Party, are villified over and over again because they want to work and make something of themselves. I JUST DON’T GET IT! I NEED A SCOTCH!

    • An Average Sized Mustache

      The Tea Party is hard working? Aren’t they all retiree’s collecting government handouts, sorry I mean social security?

      • Tee pARtee Mimber

        Obamer es a terrist en haytes Amuricaa. Keyep your govermint hands off my Medacare.

      • Dgently

        @Tee – you were making my blood boil a tad before I got your joke. : )

    • Ana170

      BP, You’re not very smart, are you? Nothing you said makes any sense whatsoever.

    • Ben

      I agree!

      • A.

        Vote Republican. It’s easier than thinking.

    • sassyfras

      If you think that’s what having an orgasm is, then clearly you’ve never had one. Bless your heart. You should get somebody to help you with that, good sir and/or madam.

  • Not Moby

    Was that John Krasinski holding the Flip? Is this another ESPN commercial? Here’s hoping.

  • Al

    He should have called them thoughtless little pigs.

  • Jimbo

    Yeah, he’s sure a man of the people…..except there haven’t really been that many people actually protesting. The group that claims they’re the 99% is really more like the.009%.

  • Damon

    That’s the problem with protesters, nothing is ever good enough for them.

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