Kirstie Alley gave her nearly 1.3 million Twitter followers today a “hint” about who she won’t be voting for in the 2016 presidential election next November.
The actress best known for her portrayal of Rebecca Howe from 1987 to 1993 on the TV sitcom Cheers, for which she was honored with an Emmy and a Golden Globe, announced via a tweet that she won’t be voting for the party that starts with the letters D-E-M. Like most in the Hollywood community, Alley is a self-described Democrat, which means she appears to going against the tide among her entertainment industry peers and colleagues by expressing an alternative.
In other words, Alley is no longer an ally of her political party.
Alley preceded that revelation with a tweet that she’s already decided who she is voting for and even has a preference for the VP nominee as well.
Kirstie Alley’s political tweets prompted a blowback on social media, and she followed that up by indicating on social media that she expected a certain amount of fallout after expressing a preference.
According to Downtrend.com, “[Alley] might be a Trump groupie. If so, we think that she’ll come out of that closet well before election day next year.”
Her political leanings may not be that huge a surprise, however.
“Weeks ago Alley raved about the performances of several GOP candidates at the first Republican debate for the 2016 nomination on Aug. , which she live tweeted,” added BizPacReview
In January, Alley, made news of a different kind when it was reported that she lost 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig diet after previously dropping 75 on the same regimen in the 2004 to 2007 time frame. She also found herself in the middle of a controversy in May when she seemed to criticize Caitlyn Jenner’s transition in a subsequently deleted tweet. In the same month, trending confusion on Twitter occurred when a woman with a similar name, but not Kirstie Alley, pleaded guilty in connection with the Bridgegate scandal.
Kirstie Alley, 64, also was a contestant in the 2011 and 2012 seasons of Dancing with the Stars. She is currently starring on the Time Crashers reality show in the U.K. “Billed by Channel 4 as Quantum Leap meets Big Brother, the broadcaster’s latest celebrity wheeze involves taking ten ‘slebs and crash-landing them in different periods in history over six episodes,” RadioTimes of London explained.
Does it make any difference to you who Kirstie Alley is or isn’t voting for in November 2016?
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