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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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writenow    

No doubt Alec will find this very encouraging.

837 days ago
17.

mary    

well, well. well, this is a perfect example of why celebraties feel they can behave in a bad way and not have to be held accountable. alexs acting is second to his terrible behaviour. when i think of him or hear his name i dont think of his acting, i think of his rude mouth. he is and always will be a loud mouth bully.

837 days ago
18.

Julia    

Omg...give the guy a break! Alec, you may be an a hole but you are a perfectly perfect one!!!

837 days ago
19.

UPYOURS    

In other words, he took a page from the Kardashian PR machine and talked people into BSing him back into the company's good graces. Still don't like you, dude, you are a total blight on society. As shown by the way you spoke to your daughter and the airplane crew.

837 days ago
20.

Chris    

Too bad Wegman's chickened out. Nobody should be condoning Alec's behavior. Only an idiot would support him in something so ridiculous!

837 days ago
21.

ColoradoRob    

Wegmans or nobody else should apologise to Baldwin for sh**. Live in Denver and work with a Frontier ramp manager, said he talked to an American ramp manager about this when it happened. American ramp manager told him Baldwin was asked three times to stop playing his stupid game he wouldn't and the fourth time they told him to get off the plane that's when he started acting like a total jerk. Been told before by different people that had the misfortune to cross paths with him he's a total ****!

837 days ago
22.

JJ    

He's a complete Jerk Off.

Anti- Everything that doesn't fit into his small world of BIG ego and CRAVING constant attention.

He needs a Mommy NOT a girlfriend; Big Wussie picking on stewardesses.

837 days ago
23.

charley    

guess you can be a (p)......................rick and companies like this will reward you! BOYCOTT THIS IDIOTIC CHAIN!

837 days ago
24.

Susan    

Today's society seems to be rewarding bad behavior at every turn. Baldwin must make his mother soooo proud! I can't imagine she forgot to teach him simple common sense manners. Maybe he is just a rude, obnoxious man who brings shame to his family. His plane manners seem to be just as good as his phone manners and parenting skills. What does he care. HE is ALEC BALDWIN! It's pretty sad that you have to ruin an entire planeload of people's plans, just so you can get a little publicity. Maybe he should spend his time on better things, like perfecting his Craft. He could use the help.

837 days ago
25.

Glenda     

They should still pull on account of lameness. So hoke.

837 days ago
26.

katykeene1    

So disgusting Wegman's....don't you have any ethics or moral compass? Baldwin acted like my spoiled rotten 5 year old granddaughter. Disgusting!

837 days ago
27.

freaksloan    

Liberalism is a disease and the only cure is death.

837 days ago
28.

grumpiestoldman    

I will never step foot in Wegmans ever again.

837 days ago
29.

TJ    

They should have pulled them because they're terrible! And aren't they a little outdated now that the holidays are over??

837 days ago
30.

Fantastic Four    

STOP THE GAY HATE!

Baldwin's public hatred and Twittering against the GLBT community as well as his verbal abuse of his own daughter as a "thoughtless little pig" make him an unacceptable
spokesperson for any place I would buy food for my family.

Please write CEO Danny Wegman and let him know or call him NOW at 1-800-WEGMANS

Wegmans Food Markets
Danny Wegman, CEO
1500 Brooks Avenue
PO Box 30844
Rochester, NY 1460...3-0844

837 days ago
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