Kirstie Alley claimed to have been “blackballed” by Hollywood for supporting Donald Trump before she died.
former cheers The actress died on Monday at the age of 71. Her children announced her death in a statement saying she was being treated for cancer.
Several celebrities paid tribute to Alley in messages online, but before she died, the star openly spoke about how she felt Hollywood had turned its back on her for cheering for Donald Trump. .
Alley’s support for Republican politicians has been yo-yoed for years, but even in 2021, she said she’s still feeling the effects.
During the 2016 presidential election, Alley initially said she would not vote for Hillary Clinton. Later that year, she tweeted that she would endorse presidential candidate Trump and one of his supporters. to) Hello!this is my official endorsement [Donald Trump] & I’m a woman! (checked last) and Rudy [Giuliani], ur amazing! ” wrote Alley.
By early October 2016, Alley withdrew his support for either candidate, stating that he disliked the election. Nonetheless, she later confirmed she voted for Trump and would vote again in the 2020 election because he is “not a politician.”
“He will get things done quickly and turn the economy around quickly,” she wrote on Twitter in October 2020.
While her outspoken support for Trump was liked by many on social media, Alley later revealed that she felt backlash for her actions.
“People say, ‘You’re so brave.’ I say, ‘No, I think I’m stupid.’ Because honestly, it’s a real blackball situation,” Alley said during an appearance on Fox Nation. tucker carlson today May 2021.
“You can make meth and sleep with prostitutes, but apparently, unless you’re voting for Trump… twilight zone A little bit on the whole concept of it,” she added.
Many celebrities have expressed their admiration and sadness for Alley online after her death, but she felt that was not the case in 2021.
“A lot of celebrities used to follow me on Twitter, but now I think three people follow me.” I was like, ‘Oh, you liked me when I voted for Obama, and now you’re like this? no longer. ”
after her appearance tucker carlson tonightTrump expressed his admiration for her and thanked Alley for her support in a statement.
“She is a great actress, loved by so many people and a real originality. She is also strong and smart. I am so grateful for her support.Thank you Kirsty.You really appreciate it.”
“Very kind approval,” Alley wrote on Twitter in response to Trump’s endorsement.
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