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Alec Baldwin

Market APOLOGIZES for Pulling

Ads Over Airplane Tantrum

1/4/2012 8:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Alec Baldwin on the phone
Alec Baldwin just got a big fat apology from a New York-based supermarket chain that canned his commercials in the wake of his airplane freakout ... and now TMZ has learned the ads will GO BACK on the air.

A rep for Wegmans Food Market had previously announced the company yanked a commercial campaign featuring the actor because of the way he acted on a Dec. 6 flight ... when he refused to turn off his cell phone and screamed at the flight crew.

The commercials were taped in 2010 ... but were supposed to run again for three weeks in Dec. 2011. The rep said the ads were pulled a week early because of the airplane incident.

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But now, the company is pulling a complete 180 -- telling us, "We regret ending the Alec Baldwin holiday commercials one week earlier than planned in response to a couple of dozen complaints. We have decided to run the commercials again, effective immediately."

The rep adds, "Clearly, many more people support Alec, as evidenced by the hundreds and hundreds of tweets, emails, and phone calls we have received. We enjoyed working with Alec Baldwin and his mom, Carol, and would do it again. We appreciate all the kind things they have said about Wegmans and respect the good work they do for communities.”

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nosy_parker    

Well, well, well, well, well, well, well, well, well, wellllllll it's about time Alec Baldwin apologised!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh5mt2jAy34

961 days ago
2.

Kari    

It's pretty obvious Alec threatened a lawsuit, so commercials back on!! Too bad--I had a lot of respect for Wegmans' when they pulled the ad.

961 days ago
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mjfan212    

i love wegams danny is a cool guy im so lucky to live in rochester n.y where they have a few different ones

961 days ago
4.

Selebraties Suck    

Bladwin is a pig, a big fat pig.

Hollywad is a ultra-liberal hate community. THANK GOD people are boycotting their crap.

961 days ago
5.

Steelers suck    

Now I know why I don't shop at Wegman's. And now I know for sure I won't shop at Wegman's. Screw that pompous ass Baldwin!

961 days ago
6.

CountryGal    

**** Alec My **** Doesnt Stink Cry Baby Baldwin and **** anyone who bows down to him. He's a massive douche.

961 days ago
7.

Jack    

Heard his new year's resolution is to be a bigger a-hole but since that isn't possible he's already broken it.

961 days ago
8.

tlcmk    

In other words, the markets' morals are tied to the amount of dollars they make. How quaint.

961 days ago
9.

SLH    

commercials for markets??? that's so low-rent

961 days ago
10.

Enough    

They were threatened with litigation and caved. All the rest is B.S.

961 days ago
11.

peoplearesilly    

And we are to be impressed by this? What they are doing is just sucking up to some celebrity. Pathetic when this world is coming to people being RUDE and others accepting it. Chicken ****s.

961 days ago
12.

Enough    

The guy's a dink. Always has been, always will be.

961 days ago
13.

Hammer    

Those grocery shopping soccer moms sure love them some Alec.

961 days ago
14.

palermo    

He is a vile person, I would never have anything to do with something he endorsed.

961 days ago
15.

Mary P    

I.E. Baldwin's lawyers got involved because of the contract.

961 days ago
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