Could Alley be America's wake-up call?
Quick pop-culture recap for the millennials out there: Alley stepped into the 1980s hit comedy TV series, Cheers, as Shelley Long's replacement (aka Diane Chambers) and Ted Danson's (aka "May Day" Malone) love interest. After the series ended, barring any Look Who's Talking promos (and sequels) and Cheers reunions, we didn't hear much from Alley throughout the years—with the exception of some interesting quotes surrounding Scientology and as a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig.
But lately, she's been blowing up Twitter with comments about politics and censorship.
What’s your take Mr. Biden on TOTAL censorship of conservatives? I know that many times you have said you’re going to be the president of both parties. I really wish you would speak out and object to censorship on behalf of all people. Thank you— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) January 9, 2021
Whether you agree with her politics or not, one of her latest tweets has many Americans taking a closer look at the First Amendment. According to The New York Times, the ACLU is showing concern over Twitter's banning actions.
"We understand the desire to permanently suspend him now, but it should concern everyone when companies like Facebook and Twitter wield the unchecked power to remove people from platforms that have become indispensable for the speech of billions," said Kate Ruan, ACLU lawyer.
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With 2020 hardly out of view, 2021 continues to throw us more curveballs. Could Alley be America's watchdog for the First Amendment? If that’s the case, I’m not surprised. In a time when the president is better known for his reality series than his peace treaties, Tom Cruise is the poster boy for public health, and Kirstie Alley is now the voice of reason. At this point, "May Day Malone" (aka Danson) might as well become Mayor.
How do you feel about censorship on social media platforms? Or, who did you prefer: Rebecca Howell or Diane Chambers? Share your comments with us.