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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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61.

Sloane    

once again Baldwin lands in a vat of manure and comes up smelling roses!
I'm getting tired of it all
really thought he'd be history after the tape of his disgusting rant against his daughter came to ight
but he seems to get away with almost anything and people forgive him
I just don't get it!
he is vile, arrogant, angry, spiteful and vindictive (just ask Kim Basinger)

937 days ago
62.

Lola    

The wishy-washy company is trying to please everyone. Come on, pick a side and stick with it.

937 days ago
63.

Lola    

Quit trying to everyone..pick a side and stick with it.

937 days ago
64.

Julie Wachterman    

OMG! He was trying to act? low budget comercial-- wow

937 days ago
65.

sleepynb    

I think he did the commercial for his mother. And I think that Wegman's is unsophisticated when its clients start to call. C'mon Rochester NY? They don't know how to handle that kind of backlash.

937 days ago
66.

Rottweiler    

I have a news flash for Wegman's there are a plethora of more people who simply can not stand this egotisical, liberal-progressive, lunatifc ranting, knucklehead who comes from a long lineage of loser family members. Who really gives a crap what this "entertainer" thinks politically or other wise. I do notice that the rules apply to us common folk but they never apply to them.

936 days ago
67.

Tina Fey    

I wont Shop there again

936 days ago
68.

pk    

Alec Baldwin is brimming with anger from the tips of his toes to the ends of his hair. He has shown this over and over. This latest incident on AA has squashed whatever mistaken perception he had about running for mayor of NYC. There was never a snowball's chance in hell he could have pulled this off! He needs intensive therapy.

936 days ago
69.

tellmeaboutit     

Way to wimp out, Wegmans. It's good to reward that bloated, ego maniac for his immature, bad behavior. F*ck him and you.

936 days ago
70.

Jeannie    

Most of you people who are bashing Wegmans have never even been in a Wegmans. They hired a star whos mother loves Wegmans and he did his job in doing the commercials. Wegmans is a Class AAAAAAAA supermarket and there is no other store like it. If you have ever been in a Wegmans you would love the store and if you are from Rochester, NY then you can't live without the store. They are so customer oriented, so polite and so clean. So all you Wegman haters for hiring Alec and keeping his commercials BACK OFF!!!!

936 days ago
71.

carol skuletich-vetter    

Just another pair shaped ass in Hollywood ... I do like the other Baldwin brothers...Alec is just a piece of crap. He has lost his looks as well, go on a diet dude....

936 days ago
72.

Billy Bob    

He's a douche, now you are a douche. Way to go Hollywood, you are all douche's.

936 days ago
73.

OBAMA CLAUS     

And another non story bites the dust. This was an obvious ploy by Baldy to get noticed. He reminds me of a 1940's movie starlet.

936 days ago
74.

Brenda    

Have any of you people ever flown our (un)friendly skies? I'd yell at the airline fools too. They are entirely too uppity and tight-assed. Just saying! GO ALEC!

936 days ago
75.

Nina Ornt    

Interesting how Wegman's apologizes for firing a celebrity for wrong doing yet thought nothing of wrongfully firing a employee with special needs due to his disability!!!

936 days ago
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