Kirstie Alley Sparks Intense Backlash After Equating Trump’s Social Media Bans To ‘Slavery’
Kirstie Alley is under fire again for supporting Donald Trump after comparing his Twitter ban to slavery. She’s claimed she doesn’t like President-elect Joe Biden because he’s used “racist slurs,” and in early November claimed she believed Trump would still win the election.
Alley used her Twitter account to once again declare support for Trump after he was bounced from the platform which garnered the ire of many a Twitter user, Yahoo! News reports. She’d written that Twitter’s decision to permanently ax Trump was a form of “censorship.”
Her tweet, which now lives in Twitter infamy since it’s been deleted, read: “ALL people should be concerned here is the KEY here.”
“It’s true, the average person will no longer have a platform to speak their views,” She wrote. “This is called SLAVERY. This censorship proves BIG TECH now holds the keys to the chains.”
I’m always amazed at white people who talk about slavery, especially entitled ones like Alley, who know virtually nothing about it but for some reason feel the need to mention it anyway. And yes, Kirstie dear, Trump being kicked off Twitter is a form of censorship, but considering her precious idol was spewing fascism that spawned a deadly insurrection and very nearly killed people who were doing their jobs as legislators, perhaps “censoring” him was a good idea.
Do you catch my drift, dearie?
Lots of folks on Twitter felt the same way, and they let her know about it. Especially Bishop Talbert Swan, who offered up a little education.
“No Kirstie Alley, SLAVERY was when Africans and their descendants were OWNED, stripped of freedom, extracted of their labor, treated like animals, raped, lynched, murdered, brutalized, and dehumanized.”
“It’s not being restricted from inciting violence via social media.”
No, Kirstie Alley,
SLAVERY was when Africans and their descendants were OWNED, stripped of freedom, extracted of their labor, treated like animals, raped, lynched, murdered, brutalized, and dehumanized.
It’s not being restricted from inciting violence via social media. pic.twitter.com/EpTBT0YCN6
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) January 9, 2021
Ownage level: 100.
2/ & dogs. The stick couldn't be bigger than the circumference of his thumb. That's slavery, when white men could do whatever the fuck they want. A private corp kicking off people who incite murder and mayhem is not slavery. Geez, girl, get a grip on yourself; you're embarrassing
— Surly Gale (@Shirleygailgal) January 11, 2021
Also level 100.
Yahoo didn’t show the tweet of this user but it discusses a cruel truth that I’m sure not many white people think about. Families were bought and sold like merchandise. Because that’s what Black slaves were to their owners — merchandise:
“Children were sold away out of their parents’ arms. People were worked and beaten to death. Shackled. Women were raped. Couples were separated and sold.”
“Shame on you. I’m back to muting and blocking you. You are incredibly spoiled if you think it’s equitable in any way.”
But Alley is impervious to criticism, no matter how heated it is, and refused to back down.
“There is more than one definition of the word… there is the well-known one but the one I refer to a lot is ‘restricted-freedom’ … such as the type of slavery in Venezuela.”
There is more than one definition of the word slavery .. there is the well known one but the one I refer to a lot is “restricted freedom”… such as the type of slavery in Venezuela.
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) January 10, 2021
She fails to note that the U.S. has long interfered with Venezuela, but Alley seemed determined to instead use her platform to post a link about last year’s Black Lives Matter protests and said “Remember this? Remember all the fires, killing, terrorising (sic), destruction and yes, at FEDERAL buildings? It was HIDEOUS & ILLEGAL. Remember how these criminals got FUNDED & bailed out?”
Then she got all shouty, like her idol.
“NO ONE WAS OUSTED FROM PLATFORMS including politicos who ENDORSED the violence. Remember?”
That tweet also caused plenty of backlash, with Twitter users pointing out there’s a huge difference between the violence committed by the mob at the Capitol and the protests in support of Black Lives Matter. So she posted another tweet saying she disapproved of the rioters’ actions during the deadly rampage, adding “breaching the CAPITOL was a treasonous criminal terrifying act and those people should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
“I do not condone VIOLENCE, TREASON, CRIMINAL ACTS OR DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY.”
“This should suffice as my stance on Jan. 6th.
Breaching the CAPITOL was a treasonous criminal terrifying act and those people should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I do not condone VIOLENCE, TREASON, CRIMINAL ACTS OR DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY.
This should suffice as my stance on Jan. 6th
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) January 9, 2021
She has a point that all of those involved should be arrested and prosecuted but she’s played a small part in this with her undying support of Trump, who is largely responsible for instigating the riot, to begin with.
Perhaps it’s time for Twitter to ban Kirstie Alley as well since she supports a man who’s fanning the flames of fascism.