Mixed Reviews For Alec Baldwin At Occupy Wall Street Protest

Alec Baldwin is the latest celebrity to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protesters, but the actor, who's also a spokesman for a major bank, was met with mixed reaction. INSIDE EDITION has the scoop.

"I'm not going to answer any questions," said Alec Baldwin.

Actor Alec Baldwin ventured into the midst of the anti-Wall Street protesters. At first, Baldwin was not so eager to speak.

"I'm actually chatting with my bodyguard," he said.

But get ready for what he had to say about the world of finance!

"This and the SEC, they don't do anything. They're totally in the pockets of the banks. The banks are going to do what the banks do," said Baldwin.
That sounds pretty critical of banks, but Baldwin's words are getting mixed reviews down at the Occupy Wall Street movement, for one reason: he does TV ads for one of the biggest banks in America!

Baldwin is the face and the voice of Capital One, the nation's eighth-largest bank, and that sent his credibility rating dropping like the Dow Jones on a bad day.

Aware that he was being called a phony, Baldwin tweeted that none of the money paid to him by Capital One ever got into his pocket.

"I donated all of my fee from Capital One 2 arts charities. They have been gr8 partners in my support of the arts," tweeted Baldwin.

"Do you think Alec Baldwin is a hypocrite?" asked INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney.

At one point, someone openly resents Baldwin's presence on Wall Street, and another protester defended him.

"He has a right to wander around the park just like anyone else!" said one protester.

"It's just like a Woody Allen movie," said Baldwin.