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  • Alec Baldwin shared a snap of his son Leo giving his mom, Hilaria, a back rub
  • He wrote that the 6-year-old was pulling "the old 'let me give you a back rub' ploy" in the caption
  • The actor edited the caption after social media users pointed out its "sexually suggestive" nature

Alec Baldwin has returned to social media and shared a new photo of his wife Hilaria and one of their kids, but he quickly found himself in hot water due to its caption.

Days after prosecutors announced he will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal 2021 shooting on the set of "Rust," Baldwin posted on Instagram a photo of their 6-year-old son Leo with his hands on Hilaria's shoulders as she sat on the floor.

"The old 'let me give you a back rub' ploy," the actor captioned the snap.

His word choice raised eyebrows among social media users, with some complaining about the caption's "sexually suggestive" nature.

"That's a pretty f–king weird comment to make on a photo of your son and his mother," one person commented, as another added, "This caption is disgusting."

"SexuaIizing children is always so weird, but your own child? Yikes," a third person commented.

"Imagine being indicted for involuntary manslaughter and the first post you make after the announcement includes a picture of your attention-seeking wife, posed with your young son, and captioned with a sexually suggestive innuendo," another wrote, according to the New York Post.

But many other social media users defended Baldwin, insisting that the actor wasn't sexualizing his son and that critics only took his caption the wrong way.

"I think people are misunderstanding his caption. He means his son is probably trying to get something out of it like being a treat or snack," one person wrote.

"Don't trip. They have nothing. You got this, Boss. Great pic. Massive love and respect Alec," David Labrava commented.

"If this man wasn't a celebrity there would be no issue with his post," a third person added.

"I'm sorry, but anyone who finds this in some way sexual needs to seek treatment," a fourth person opined.

Baldwin later edited the caption to indicate that he meant his child was acting sweet as a way to earn a treat.

He amended the caption to add: "Potato chips to follow" and noted in the comments section, "I adjusted the text. I guess know...there is so much of that Reddit trash out there."

Baldwin and Hilaria, who tied the knot in 2012, are parents to seven kids including Leo: Carmen Gabriela, 9; Raphael Thomas, 7, Romeo Alejandro David, 4, Eduardo "Edu" Pao Lucas, 2, Maria Lucía Victoría, 22 months, and 3-month-old Ilaria Catalina Irena.

Baldwin and his ex-wife Kim Basinger also share a daughter, Ireland Baldwin.

The photo of Hilaria and Leo was Baldwin's first post since New Mexico prosecutors announced that Baldwin, along with armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, will be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter following the October 2021 on-set death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

"There is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the 'Rust' film crew," prosecutors said.

Hutchins was shot and killed after a prop gun held by Baldwin discharged while they were filming the upcoming western "Rust." Director Joel Souza was also wounded in the incident, but no charges were made in his shooting.

Baldwin maintains that he didn't pull the trigger.

Involuntary manslaughter is punishable by up to a year and a half in jail and a $5,000 fine, CBS News reported. Baldwin's and Gutierrez-Reed's charges also include a provision that could result in a five-year prison sentence because the offense was committed using a gun.

Charges will be filed by the end of this month, and Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed will be issued a summons to appear in court.

A live round unknowingly fired by US actor Alec Baldwin on the set of "Rust" fatally wounded cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
A live round unknowingly fired by US actor Alec Baldwin on the set of "Rust" fatally wounded cinematographer Halyna Hutchins GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / POOL