Kirstie Alley was attacked on Twitter on Saturday night after saying: ‘I vote for Donald Trump because he is NOT a politician. ”
The Cheers actress, 69, shared her take on the presidential race, tweeting: ‘I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and I will vote for him again for this reason. .
“He’s getting things done quickly and he’s going to turn the economy around quickly. There you have it, people there you have it ”.
But Alley, who is a high-level follower of the Church of Scientology, was quickly faced with high-level backlash for her tweet. It had been shared over 60,000 times and 204,000 times on Sunday morning. Alley’s name was soon in vogue on the site.
Kirstie Alley, pictured, shared her take on the presidential race on Saturday night
Alley, who is a high-level follower of the Church of Scientology, was quickly faced with high-level negative reactions to her tweet. It had been shared over 60,000 times and 204,000 times on Sunday morning. Alley’s name was soon in fashion on the site
His views sparked a fierce response online from some, including director Judd Apatow, who tweeted: ‘Shelly Long was way funnier than you. ”
Long starred alongside Alley in Cheers.
Actress Patricia Arquette tweeted: ‘Well, my vote for Biden canceled yours. I did my civic duty for the day.
Comedian Natasha Rothwell, writer for Saturday Night Live, said, “Kirstie Alley’s tweet screamed, ‘I can’t read! I don’t watch the news! Black lives don’t matter! My body, your choice! and cats wear masks! And sexuality is a preference!
“ But all I can think of is how 87% of the people here will have to google who she is. ”
His views sparked a fierce response online from some, including director Judd Apatow, who tweeted: ‘Shelly Long was way funnier than you. Long starred alongside Alley in Cheers
Modern Family executive producer Danny Zuker added, “Breaking: Shelley Long quitting is no longer the dumbest decision a ‘Cheers’ actor has made.”
Alley, who starred in Look Who’s Talking, continued his tweet with, “ Don’t think I’ve seen so many name calling in my life.
‘Certainly not on my site [sic] here anyway, I guess I’m not allowed to have a point of view without being called really bad names by what I’m going to assume to be really bad people.
She added: “ Stick to your guns. It is not always easy to be under fire but always easier than to go against your own integrity.
In March, Alley praised Trump for ‘taking charge and leading’ during the coronavirus crisis
Presenter Soledad O’Brien had retweeted Alley’s original post, writing: ‘Another hot mess. ”
Actor Adam Goldberg tweeted a photo of a plant, writing: ‘He’s not a politician either. In addition, it does not suck all the oxygen.
He then shared that Alley had blocked him from the site, displaying the snowflake emoji.
Comedian Desus Nice added, “ Kirstie Alley has never appeared on Frasier so she was an opp. ”
And reporter Stephen Crockett Jr. said, “I would call on everyone to cancel Kirstie Alley, but that would require all of us to go to thrift stores to find VHS copies of ‘Look Who’s Talking’ and burn them.”
Don Moynihan, professor at Georgetown University, said: “The President of the United States is, in fact, a politician.
“Certainly not someone with the basic skills of coalition building or government management, but he is a politician in the worst sense of the word: empty promises, exploiting fear and sowing hatred. . “
Some rushed to congratulate the actress. Rising GOP star Kim Klacik wrote: “Your courage is appreciated.
Alley, who starred in Look Who’s Talking, continued his tweet with: “ Don’t think I’ve ever seen so many name calling in my life. ‘Certainly not on my site [sic] here anyway i guess i’m not allowed to have a point of view without being called really bad names by what i’m going to assume are really bad people ‘
In March, Alley praised Trump for “ taking charge and leading ” during the coronavirus crisis.
John Melendez of the Tonight Show then replied, “ Are you crazy? What press conferences do you watch? I watch the ones that contain lies, disinformation, and hitting on Mitt Romney and others.
Kirstie has long been a supporter of Trump, backing him in 2015 during his presidential race.
She tweeted her support after the then candidate was aggressively questioned by Scott Pelley during a 60-minute interview about his presidential run.
“ Pelley acting like an antagonistic asshat, ” she tweeted. “I love Trump… fire at will.
She then defended her position with a series of follow-up tweets.
However, the following year, she reconsidered her endorsement after the release of the controversial “p *** ygate” tape.