Kirstie Alley, known for her roles in “Cheers” and “Star Trek,” stepped out of line with most of her Hollywood peers when she announced Saturday she’s voting for President Donald Trump’s re-election.
Her main motivation in supporting the incumbent president is because he’s “not a politician,” she said, adding she voted for Trump four years ago.
“He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly,” she reasoned. “There you have it, folks, there you have it.”
Alley’s Saturday post marks the first time she has stated openly she voted for Trump in 2016 and would do so again next month, though she has frequently telegraphed her political affiliations, often criticizing progressives. In a recent tweet, the actor called out CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, who criticized the president in early October for removing his mask upon returning to the White House after fighting a COVID-19 infection at Walter Reed Medical Center.
“He could have a hazmat suit on and you would report, ‘He’s a [expletive] lunatic in a hazmat suit,'” wrote Alley. “You hate him. Just report that.”
The outspoken celebrity also labeled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “evil” for attempting to utilize the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from the Oval Office. She went on to call her a “witch.”
Other famous people like filmmaker Judd Apatow and actors Patricia Arquette and Diedrich Bader made fun of Alley for deciding to vote for the president’s re-election.
Less than an hour after her initial post, Alley followed up her announcement to say she has 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 wrote.
The backlash against Alley comes at the same time some on social media are attempting to sow disdain for popular “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt due to his Christian faith and perceived conservative views.