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.
Alley, a longtime Trump supporter, took to the platform on Saturday night to tell her followers that she will vote for the president again in 2020 because "he's NOT a politician."
Alley's name was trending early Sunday after people criticized her for her continued support of the president, despite his mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 219,000 people in the U.S., which she had previously publicly praised.
Filmmaker Judd Apatow was among the people criticizing her writing, “Shelly Long was way funnier than you.”
The 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 jab at Alley hours later.
“Breaking: Shelley Long quitting is no longer dumbest decision made by a “Cheers” actor,” he wrote.
When one supporter suggested that the ordeal likely makes her glad to not be a Democrat, she responded that she’d “never encountered such horrible people” in her life.
Not long after her original tweet, Alley tweeted that she had been bombarded with criticism and called "really nasty names" after sharing her support for the president.
She sent another follow-up tweet about the backlash writing:
Alley’s support for President Trump is nothing new to those that have been paying attention to her social media presence in recent months. She previously slammed Joe Biden, accusing him in July of being afraid to debate Trump and, in 2019, she declared that she refused to be one of “the Hollywood a--hats” who refuses to work with Republicans.