Kirstie Alley responded with encouraging words after being pulled on social media to declare her continued support for President Trump in the upcoming election.
The “bowl” actress took to Twitter Saturday night to explain to her supporters why she voted for Trump in the 2016 election and plans to do so again on November 3 in his re-election bid against Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
“I vote for @realDonaldTrump because he’s NOT a politician,” began Alley, 69. “I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and will have to vote for him again for this reason. He gets things done quickly and he wants to turn the economy around quickly. There you have the people there you have it. ”
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Filmmaker Judd Apatow was among the people who criticized her writing, “Shelly Long was a lot more funny than you.”
Jab was a reference to the fact that Alley was brought on to “Cheers” in season 6 to replace Long’s character, after the latter decided to move on from the wildly popular sitcom.
“Modern Family” executive producer Danny Zuker followed suit with a similar blow to Alley hours later.
“Breaking: Shelley Long stops is no longer the dumbest decision made by a ‘Cheers’ actress,” he wrote.
Later that evening, Alley responded to the setback her Trump support received, mocking her critics for being rude and “ugly” toward her.
“Do not think I have ever seen so much naming in my life,” she wrote. “Definitely not on my site here anyway. I guess I’m not allowed to have a point of view without being called a really ugly name, after what I suppose are really ugly people.”
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When a supporter suggested that the ordeal would probably make her happy not to be a Democrat, she replied that she had “never encountered such horrible people” in her life.
She sent yet another follow-up tweet about the setback, encouraging her supporters to support her political stance to “hold on to your weapons.”
“Not always easy to be under fire, but always easier than going against your own integrity. & Just REMEMBER: if it takes thousands to try to bring you down, you have to be a strong Mfer Love winner, ”she concluded.
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Alley’s support for President Trump is nothing new to those who have been aware of her social media presence in recent months. She slammed former Joe Biden and accused him in July of being afraid to discuss Trump, and in 2019 she declared that she refused to be one of the “Hollywood a – hats” who refuse to work with Republicans.