Actress Kirstie Alley has caught a lot of negative attention over a tweet she posted yesterday (July 2) regarding the dangers of the openness to sex for children.
It was a series of individual posts on the social media platform, but what hit the tip of the iceberg was one Kirstie Alley posted about how open-mindedness will lead people to start supporting pedophilia “as people “‘just loving children.’
It all started with a tweet over an hour before. The thoughts came to Kirstie Alley as she was watching TV. It led her to talk about how children’s exposure to screens and the dangers of having this much access.
The point was starting to get driven home by Kirstie Alley. She expanded on these ideas about how sex education is detrimental to children. She said that having morals are a “guideline for better survival,” and teaching children about “explicit sexual ‘education’ and ‘select’ ideals” are not meant for one’s survival.
Of course, this opened the door for people to respond to the series of tweets from Kirstie Alley. The Cheers star has been vocal for years about her following Scientology, like many other celebrities. Comedian and writer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Mike Drucker, took to Twitter to ask, “this you guys?” with a screenshot of a headline about allegations of sexual abuse toward children within the religion. He was not the only one as others were pointing out the same allegations and other similar cases.
The report that Drucker responded with comes from a 2019 article from the Tampa Bay Times. A 25-year-old woman alleged she had been sexually assaulted numerous times while in the care of the organization. In one of the church’s policies, it is a “high crime” to report it to law enforcement, which resulted in the woman being harassed and followed by Scientologist operatives.
It went deeper as people responded to the flurry of tweets that Kirstie Alley was posting regarding the safety of children. One user was quick to point out a settlement from a lawsuit with the Boy Scouts, which for years stood against the LGBT community over protecting the boys participating, only to have its own scandal of sexual abuse cases.
Kirstie Alley was responding to some of the negative feedback she had taken. It came to a point where she made a statement regarding some of the interpretations of her tweets. She clarified that she had nothing against the LGBT community and how she “could care less who adults love or sleep with.” She is worried about children being “exposed to dark things.” In all of these tweets, she did not specify what these “dark things” are or are specific examples of her point.
While in the 80s and 90s, Kirstie Alley made her name with shows like Cheers, in which she was nominated for an Emmy six times and winning one of those times. Today, most tend to know her from eye-catching takes on Twitter and the horror-comedy series Scream Queens with Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) and Abigail Breslin (Zombieland). It’s unclear if this latest social media dust-up will lead to more posts along these lines.