Rick Leventhal, the husband of former RHOC star Kelly Dodd, has reacted to the backlash over his Alec Baldwin-inspired costume.
"In no way was I trying to offend anyone, except Alec Baldwin. He's a jerk and deserves all the heat he's getting. We planned our costumes weeks ago and I just decided to be him at the last minute. If we analyzed every costume for who might be offended by it, there would be no Halloween anymore," he told OK!
Rick dressed up as Baldwin on the set of "Rust," his new western movie. Baldwin shot and killed a member of his crew accidentally with a prop gun. He also injured the director.
Rick has deleted the pics from his page.
"People twisted our outfits and intent in ways neither of us could've imagined and filled our pages with hate. We took the post down out of respect for the victims families and hope the focus and anger will shift back where it belongs, to the negligence and ineptitude that led to the fatal shooting. We also hope the cancel culture won't cancel Halloween next."