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CNN Fires Back at Kirstie Alley with ‘Veronica’s Closet’ Comment After Star’s Complaints

by Josh Lanier
(John Fleenor via Getty Images) KIRSTIE ALLEY

Kirstie Alley continued her social media attacks on President Donald Trump’s perceived enemies on Thursday night. Her most recent target was CNN. Recently, the former “Veronica’s Closet” and “Cheers” star slammed the news network for its coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. But CNN wasn’t just going to take the abuse.

Alley came out of a Trump supporter earlier this month and has received a lot of flak for the endorsement. She’s lost a lot of followers and friends, she said. But Alley went on the defensive Thursday night in a series of tweets.

“I now Know why my personal friends who walk around in SHEER TERROR of contracting Covid are simply CNN viewers! I decided to watch CNN myself to get a their viewpoint and oh my God DID I EVER!!!! IF YOU TOO WANT TO LIVE IN TERROR WATCH CNN!! FEAR OF DYING IS THEIR MANTRA! OMG!,” she posted.

“Kirstie, you are welcome to change the channel — just like countless viewers did every time “Veronica’s Closet” came on TV. But don’t downplay the loss of nearly 230K American lives. And please, wear a mask,” CNN’s Twitter account replied.

“Veronica’s Closet,” the NBC sitcom Alley starred in, aired from 1997-2000 before it was canceled after three seasons.

For her part, Alley continued to slam CNN in several more tweets.

“I should be ashamed for saying that CNN terrifies people 24/7 & that the only news they’re reporting is Covid? I’m a mask wearing social distancing devotee. I know the death count you fucking moron. That still doesn’t discount CNN terrifying people 24/7 with ZERO NEW SOLUTIONS!,” she later wrote.

Kirstie Alley Versus Social Media

Alley said she’s taken a lot of complaints from her followers after she tweeted support for the president’s re-election campaign. And said she’s lost “thousands” of followers since her endorsement.

That clearly hasn’t slowed her down tweeting about the election or controversial topics. Though Alley recently said she was ready for this election to be over in a pair of tweets expressing her support for President Donald Trump and her desire to see an end to this divisive political season.

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.