Grocery chain reinstates Alec Baldwin ads
Food mart reinstates Alec Baldwin ads
Getting kicked off a plane for being a jerk has worked out well for Alec Baldwin. There’s nothing like free publicity.
Now there’s more. A New York-based supermarket chain has changed its mind about grounding Baldwin as a spokesman because of his antics aboard an American Airlines flight.
Wegmans Food Markets said Wednesday it will continue running television ads featuring Baldwin after being inundated with “hundreds and hundreds of tweets, emails, and phone calls” in support of the actor.
Wegmans revealed Tuesday that it had been more or less a wimp, pulling the ads after drawing just a “couple dozen” complaints from customers about behavior that resulted in his being booted from a Dec. 6 flight at Los Angeles International Airport.
Baldwin was removed from the New York-bound plane for refusing to turn off his cell phone, upon which he was playing “Words with Friends.”
The commercials were supposed to run for three weeks last month but were pulled a week early after Baldwin's airline dustup.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.