As far as my wife is concerned, Wegmans is the only place to buy groceries. She's been shopping at our local Wegmans for almost thirty years; she has shopped there so much that I often accuse her of having a boyfriend in the produce section.
Since I refuse to watch major network television, I missed the local TV ads where Alec Baldwin shills for Wegmans. But that cosy arrangement was kayoed when Alec exercised his "inner asshole" self on an American Airlines airplane and was ejected from the flight. Now after protests from their customers (alleged?)Wegmans backed off and has reinstated the Baldwin ads.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York-based supermarket chain has had a change of heart about grounding Alec Baldwin as a spokesman because of his antics aboard an American Airlines flight.Wegmans has an excellent supply of good foods but I suspect they just ran out of balls. It's probably because of Alec's mother, Carol Baldwin, who is very well respected in Upstate NY for her work in supporting cancer research. Mrs. Baldwin is a cancer survivor.
Wegmans Food Markets said Wednesday it will continue running television ads featuring Baldwin after being inundated with "hundreds and hundreds of tweets, emails, and phone calls" in support of the actor.
"We regret ending the Alec Baldwin holiday commercials one week earlier than planned in response to a couple of dozen complaints," Wegmans said in a statement. "We have decided to run the commercials again, effective immediately. Clearly, many more people support Alec."
Wegmans revealed Tuesday it had pulled the ads after drawing customer criticism about Baldwin's behavior. He was removed from a New York-bound flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 6 for refusing to turn off his cellphone.