ctress Kirstie Alley came under fire on Saturday for comparing President Trump
ban to slavery.
The Cheers star was reacting to a comment from the American Civil Liberties Union which is also opposed to the suspension of the president’s account on the grounds of free speech.
Alley, 69, claimed that tech companies now hold ‘the keys to the chains’ as she compared Wednesday’s riot on the Capitol by Trump supporters to the summer’s Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
Despite criticism, the celeb Trump supporter stood by her statement, claiming in a later tweet that there is ‘more than one definition of the word slavery’, yet also claimed she views the actions of the president’s mob as a ‘treasonous criminal terrifying act’.
Alley, who is a high profile follower of the Church of Scientology, had retweeted a statement from the ACLU which said that ‘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 – especially when political realities make those decision easier’.
While the statement later added that Trump could still address his followers through ‘his press team or Fox News’ which is claimed is a luxury ‘black, brown and LGBTQ activists who have been censored by social media companies’ don’t have, Alley focused on the first line
‘ALL people should be concerned is the KEY here,’ she said.
‘It’s true, the average person will no longer have a platform to speak their views. This is called SLAVERY. This censorship proves BIG TECH now holds the keys to the chains.
‘Remember this? Remember all the fires, killing, terrorizing, destruction and yes, at FEDERAL buildings? It was HIDEOUS & ILLEGAL. Remember how these criminals got FUNDED & bailed out? NO ONE WAS OUSTED FROM PLATFORMS including politicos who ENDORSED the VIOLENCE,’ Alley added in a second tweet.
‘Remember?’ she asked, sharing an article from the Tampa Bay Times that reported on BLM protesters lighting a fire in Portland on July 19.
‘On another note… the vast majority of huma….