Entertainment celebrities love over-sharing their opinions about politics.
It becomes even more unbearable during highly politicized moments.
But one Hollywood actress who supported Donald Trump has a message for virtue-signaling celebrities.
Actress Kirstie Alley did something truly commendable in today’s Hollywood culture: she exercised humility.
While many of her colleagues have been virtue-signaling about the war in Ukraine, Alley has refrained from firing off hot takes on the subject.
Alley tweeted, “I don’t know what’s real or what is fake in this war. So I won’t be commenting. I’ll pray instead.”
That’s a sober take considering how much propaganda is floating around.
Neocon warmonger Adam Kinzinger got busted at least twice spreading fake stories about the war, and he’s a member of Congress.
Alley later deleted the tweet after being inundated by people on Twitter, including former Dancing with the Stars alum Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who said:
“Dear Kirstie, We haven’t spoken in a while, but I clearly remember being right next to you while you were organizing trucks of aid during hurricane Sandy and I remember all that you were saying to me about situations where innocent are suffering. That same energy is needed right now.”
Alley later defended her original tweet by replying:
“I’m sorry that I’m not an expert on APPARENTLY EVERYTHING…like some of you jack wagons…It’s ok to admit you don’t know things.”
That is a sensible opinion, especially considering the bad information and the bad takes in the ether.
Former 90210 actress AnnaLynne McCord embarrassed herself when she posted a video of her reciting a poem to Vladimir Putin about how he would not have grown up to become a thuggish dictator if she had been his mother.
“If I was your mother, you would’ve been so loved.
Held in the arms of joyous lights,
Never would this story’s plight
The world unfurled before our eyes
A pure demise
Of a nation sitting peaceful under a night sky.
If I was your mother the world would’ve been warm
So much laughter and joy
Nothing would harm
I can’t imagine the stain
The soul-stealing pain
That the little boy you must’ve seen and believed
And the formulation of thought, quickly taught,
That you live in a cruel, unjust world.”
Dear Mister President Vladimir Putin… pic.twitter.com/LbDFBHVWJf
— AnnaLynne McCord (@IAMannalynnemcc) February 24, 2022
Alley was making the salient point that it’s better to say nothing than to post self-serving slam poetry on social media.
British actress Amanda Abbington from the hit BBC series Sherlock channeled Alley’s energy in a similar message.
She implored celebrities to “be quiet and shut the f*ck up” about the war in Ukraine for the time being.
A word of advice. 💙 pic.twitter.com/Qtp8DfTY6D
— Amanda Abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) February 25, 2022
However, many people are virtue-signaling by putting the Ukrainian flag on their Twitter profile, a flag they could not have identified with 50 guesses two weeks ago.