Kirstie Alley came under attack on Twitter Saturday night after declaring: ‘I’m voting for Donald Trump because he’s NOT a politician.’
The Cheers actress, 69, shared her views on the presidential race, tweeting: ‘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’.
But Alley, who is a high profile follower of the Church of Scientology, quickly faced backlash for her tweet. It had been shared more 60,000 times and liked 204,000 times as of Sunday morning. Alley’s name was soon trending on the site.
Her views sparked a fierce reaction 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 out. I have done my civic duty of the day.’
West Wing star Bradley Whitford added: ‘Exactly, @kirstiealley, @realDonaldTrump gets things done! Like the wall he built that Mexico paid for, the healthcare plan that he passed, the infrastructure plan, the way he neutralized the NK nuclear threat, and the way he released his taxes and kept us all safe! Great point!’
Thirtysomething actor Ken Olin said: ‘So, @kirstiealley joined others on the island of disgruntled former celebrities where Donald Trump is the king. Let them fly their freak flag. Who cares? Certainly not the public. It is what it is. If we vote, we win. Stay focused.’
Comedian Natasha Rothwell, a 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 Pussies wear masks! And sexuality is a preference!”
‘But all I can think about is how 87% of the people on here will have to google who she is.’
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Source: Daily Mail