It may feel like ages ago in the current news cycle but it was actually just last month. And in case you forgot, it sort of all started with comedian Amy Schumer poking fun at Baldwin posing in lingerie with her baby.
Now Schumer is speaking out about the story that consumed the internet.
Schumer re-posted the image on her Instagram account with a cheeky caption. But Baldwin didn’t see humor in Schumer’s post and took to her own Instagram page with a video message calling out Schumer and body shamers. It was then that commenters began noticing that Baldwin’s usual Spanish accent was noticeably absent.
That’s when her heritage began to be called into question, with people pointing out that she grew up in Boston, despite multiple online biographies citing she was born and raised in Spain. Although her family does live on the Spanish island of Mallorca now, they are from America. Videos from Baldwin’s television appearances began to circulate, one from the “Today Show” in which Baldwin forgets the English word for cucumber, and even her husband saying on a late night appearance that she hailed from Spain.
It was then Schumer poked fun at Baldwin again on Instagram in a since deleted post.
“I just felt like everybody else watching it. Just like, ‘What is going on?’ I thought we were still kinda playing, so I wrote, ‘Hey, look, I love Spain too.’ But then it became this whole big thing and people were really upset so I just took it down [too],” Schumer explained.
“Look, she’s a mom. She has a million and a half kids, and that’s really hard,” Schumer added. “So I just, I don’t want them to be going through a bad time. But also, you can’t just pretend you’re from Spain.”
Since the controversy Baldwin has laid low and has not posted on her Instagram page since late December.