The spat began when Alley, who is known for her conservative politics, accused CNN of fearmongering with its reporting on the coronavirus pandemic.
Hours after Alley tweeted, CNN retorted, offering the actor some pointed advice.
“Kirstie, you are welcome to change the channel,” the network wrote. It then took a jab at “Veronica’s Closet,” Alley’s NBC sitcom that was canceled in 2000 after three seasons.
In March, she applauded Trump for “taking charge” when it came to COVID-19, seemingly overlooking the fact that the president had dismissed the threat and disputed science since the beginning of the pandemic. And in September, she took aim at Hollywood’s efforts to boost diversity within the Oscars, criticizing a series of planned reforms as “dictatorial” and “anti-artist.”
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