On Tuesday, Alec Baldwin released a new episode of his podcast, "Here's the Thing." In the newest installment, the "Saturday Night Live" star spoke with director Woody Allen about a variety of topics, including his new book, "Apropos of Nothing," and how he's doing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Following the release of the wide-ranging Zoom interview with the "Annie Hall" writer, Baldwin received some negative feedback and has since responded.

Prior to the episode's release, Baldwin shared several pictures of Allen on his Instagram to give his followers an idea of what was to come. As seen in the post below, he revealed that throughout their conversation they would tackle not only the new autobiography but also what it's like to live in Manhattan, his long history of directing comedies and adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow's accusations of sexual molestation.

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The subsequent criticism surrounding Allen's appearance on the show was multifaceted. According to Us Weekly, some disagreed with giving him a platform due to the sexual assault allegations he had faced in the past, while others indicated that it was ill-timed due to the fact that it was posted on "Blackout Tuesday."

As stated by the publication, some saw the move as "exceptionally bad timing" due to the fact that many on Tuesday refrained from posting to instead better educate themselves about Black Lives Matter and amplify black voices amid the ongoing protests following George Floyd's death.

As a result of the backlash, the former "30 Rock" actor responded on his social media.

"In the course of this podcast, we have often booked guests that have either requested or required a specific posting date in order to promote a project. We make every effort to honor those requests. Allen is no exception," he stated, adding, "As for the perceived lack of sensitivity re BlackOutTuesday, I had no idea about this … national day of whatever."

Continuing, he later said, "The professional lives of some people cannot be put on hold at the whims of political correctness. I believe Allen is innocent and that is my right. Posting a black screen today or any other day, though a decent sentiment, is not an effective political stance. Voting, and working to enroll others to vote, is more … practical."

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria
Pictured: Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria, who recently welcomed their fourth child, attending the opening night of “The Public” at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California on Jan. 31, 2018. Getty Images/Matt Winkelmeyer