Kirstie Alley Sparks Backlash After Publicly Endorsing Trump – Kirstie Alley sparked a backlash after declaring on Twitter that she will back President Donald Trump for a second term in November’s election.
Kirstie Alley Sparks Backlash After Publicly Endorsing Trump:
Kirstie Alley announced she’s throwing her weight behind President Trump in the election “because he’s not a politician” — then was attacked by other celebrities online.
The “Cheers” actress said Saturday that she would be casting her vote for Trump after first supporting him in 2016.
“I’m voting for @realDonaldTrump because he’s NOT a politician,” she wrote on Twitter. “I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and shall vote for him again for this reason.”
“He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly,” she added.
But in the hours after her tweet, the actress was targeted by other celebrities for backing the president again.
“Shelly Long was way funnier than you,” director Judd Apatow wrote, referring to both actresses playing actor Ted Danson’s love interests on “Cheers.”
Fellow actress Patricia Arquette responded: “Well my vote for Biden canceled yours out. I have done my civic duty of the day.”
Meanwhile, comedian Natasha Rothwell suggested Alley was a has-been, despite the endorsement trending on Twitter.
“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 Pussies wear masks! And sexuality is a preference!’” Rothwell wrote on Twitter.
“But all I can think about is how 87% of the people on here will have to google who she is.”
Alley responded by saying that she’s never seen “so much name-calling in my life.”
“I guess I’m not allowed to have a viewpoint without being called a really nasty names by what I’m going to suppose are really nasty people,” she tweeted.
Kirstie Alley Responds To ‘Nasty,’ ‘Horrible’ People Criticizing Her Support For Trump:
Kirstie Alley responded with words of encouragement after getting dragged on social media for declaring her continued support for President Trump in the upcoming election.
The “Cheers” actress took to Twitter on Saturday evening to explain to her followers why she voted for Trump in the 2016 election and plans to do so again on Nov. 3 in his reelection bid against Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
“I’m voting for @realDonaldTrump because he’s NOT a politician,” Alley, 69, began. “I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and shall vote for him again for this reason. He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly. There you have it folks there you have it.”
It didn’t take long before the “Look Who’s Talking” star was berated by her followers on the social media site for her continued support for Trump amid a slew of issues including his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which she had previously publicly praised. Before long, Alley’s name was trending on Twitter.