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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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Jack    

They were for it before they were against it and then for it.
Nice principled stand they're taking one way or the other.

838 days ago
32.

IceGypsy    

This guy is an immature spoiled brat who thinks the sun shines out his ass. He needs to get over himself.

838 days ago
33.

nof    

Sorry but this isn't enough.


-Now ALEX should refuse to let this supermarket air his ads.


-RENAME your supermarket "Baldwin's" to show true remorse.

838 days ago
34.

nof    

"FIRST we bowed to public pressure from the Right."


"NOW we're bowing to public pressure from the Left."

838 days ago
35.

nof    

Wegman's NEXT move:


ONLY airing Alex's ads in New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

838 days ago
36.

nof    

The Move After The Next Move:

Wegman's contacts Backer & Spielvogel to shoot an INFOMERCIAL about their position on Alex Baldwin:


"We're not saying we LIKE him, we're not saying we DON'T like him..."

838 days ago
37.

gutsygirl    

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838 days ago
38.

nof    

The Baldwin's and The Farrelly's are National Treasures and Monuments - give me 10,000 more like them.

838 days ago
39.

nof    

Like Alex Baldwin is going to blow up a plane with his cell phone -

838 days ago
40.

Jake    

Clearly, Wegmans is a market I won't be returning to. This support of this s*** called Alex is an overpowering stench to my senses.

838 days ago
41.

Ali Halbert    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkhPD9wIXHM&feature=share

838 days ago
42.

Kaffee    

America is way too politically correct these days. Lighten up people. The world is not going to end because of someone's rudeness. Sounds like we don't know what we are really doing, so let's punish those who step out of line. The religious right is getting too powerful.

838 days ago
43.

obama'saracist    

alec sucks he is a narcissistic pos

838 days ago
44.

Montclair Grandma    

We don't get Wegman's commercials where I live. However, if Baldwin had a valid contract with Wegman's they were probably legally obligated to pay him and run the commercials. Some of his other commericals for other products are pretty humorous.
I like his commercials. A lot of public figures and celebrities have big egos. I have to look beyond their egos and their private personalities and judge them on the basis of the work they turn out. Therefore, I have not reason to boycott Alec Baldwin nor the products in his commercials.

838 days ago
45.

Rita Worlock    

Hi all! I started the online petition for this, and within less than 24 hours we are up to 330 signatures!!! WE DID IT THANKS!! Thanks!

http://www.change.org/petitions/make-wegmans-bring-back-the-alec-carol-baldwin-commercials

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