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9/11 Widow to Alec Baldwin

'Take Responsibility'

for YOUR Actions

12/8/2011 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Alec Baldwin
invoking 9/11 during a rant against the air industry was totally "inappropriate" ... and the widow of an American Airlines co-pilot killed in the tragedy thinks Baldwin should simply admit he was wrong.

TMZ spoke with Cheryl McGuinness Hutchins -- whose husband Tom was in the cockpit of the first plane to hit the World Trade Center.

Cheryl was reacting to Baldwin's blog -- in which he wrote, "I believe carriers and airports have used [9/11] as an excuse to make the air travel experience as inelegant as possible."

CMH tells us, "I absolutely think [Baldwin's statement] was an inappropriate comment to make" ... adding, "I believe airlines used what happened on 9/11 to increase security and protect passengers as much as possible -- not to make traveling inelegant."

She continues, "If [Alec] did something inappropriate ... he shouldn’t have to point the finger at a world tragedy. He should just take responsibility for his actions and admit he should have gotten off the phone.”

A source close to Baldwin tells us, "Alec had absolutely no intention of offending families, victims or anyone else associated with the horrible tragedy of 9/11. He only referenced that date in relation to discussion of the resulting impact on the airline industry."

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Rogue Warrior    

First trolls, don't fly unamerican airlines...

862 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

Sadly, these are the lengths TMZ has to go to create a story when they're pissed at Lilo. What about the Playboy cover leak? If it were some dude on Playgirl, you can bet it would have been TOP story!

862 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

Keeping it real around here one post at a time!

862 days ago
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crimsons    

Turn the iPad off like the nice lady says. Seems like a small enough thing.

862 days ago
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CriticAl    

This is no defense of Alec, but the fact is flight attendants have become power-mad tyrants who bully passengers around now because they have the TSA backing them up. The consensus among pundits has been that electronic devices have no effect on the plane's flight and it's archaic and stupid to force people to turn them off.

862 days ago
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Amy    

Boo hoo hoo! I'm famous and LURVE my cell phone. I get to do what I want! Screw you peasants.

862 days ago
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mebrat24    

Now what is the smartass going to say now, since it was the flight attendant's tone that wasn't very nice.
Why is it some people think they are above the rules.

862 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

It's time for Baldwin to be a grown up and admit that he didn't follow the rules. Stop pointing the finger at everyone else and accept responsibility for your actions, just like the rest of the adults in the world should.

862 days ago
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charley    

lets all hope alec gets azz cancer and dies like the azz ole he is

862 days ago
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cga    

this clown is a pig.. why anyone ever watches anything he is in is a wonder. stop watching him and let him go broke... fast... how many times does he blow up with "ordinary" people before he is shot down???

862 days ago
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Scott    

Do you think the Abble Dabble game makers paid him to do this for the publicity?

862 days ago
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your own luck    

Unfortunately, most celebrities think they are above having to ever apologize to anyone for anything.

862 days ago
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Prince Von A-Hole    

Did TMZ build Pikes Peak. I mean, ain't nobody better at building a mountain out of a mole hill.
Know watta mean Harv.

862 days ago
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Cartman    

Alec is the king of the douchebags.

His name is Alex but he felt it was too ordinary for such a fancy fellow such as he.

862 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Mrs Hutchins is correct that her husband is dead. The us goverment was behind it (along with mossad). There were few actual "passengers" who were murdered. there were no hijackers and actually no planes -- at least according to the evidence. If you're interested in the facts and how his could be, I have a great collection of useful facts. http://barryb911.blogspot.com/2011/05/no-plane-theory.html

862 days ago
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