Kirstie Alley received a lot of backlash on Twitter Wednesday after she blasted anonymous victims for not facing their accusers in the midst of several sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood right now.
"What the hell is happening," Alley tweeted. "We now live in a country where people lose their jobs when accused of something without proof or trial or in some cases with anonymous accusers? Can't confront your accuser? This is bulls--t. And it hurts the real victims of abuse and innocent people."
Naturally, Alley's remarks were viewed as a reaction to the former NBC "Today" show host Matt Lauer getting the boot over one anonymous female colleague accusing him of "inappropriate sexual behavior." The actress later clarified that she never mentioned the TV personality in any of her tweets and the accusation is "another example of misapplication run a muck."
Still, many who spotted the tweet were not happy. One critic wrote, "Kirstie, you and Donna Karan should join up. Both of you are EQUALLY disgusting people for victim blaming. Incredibly insensitive and ignorant."
Damn Kirstie, if U R so DESPERATE for a date with #MattLauer that you say something like this, well, U won't have to wait long. Pretty sure his wife will be dumping him soon. Have at it.....you're first in line.
I thought you were smarter than this. Blaming the victim should be beneath you. It's virtually impossible to confront a powerful accuser. Most often offenders don't lose their jobs (though many times the victims will). If they do, an investigation is always done. Wake up!
Seriously??Were you there when we were threatened with losing our jobs?OR when we did report it & got fired?OR when we did report it & were told that because of his position in the company we wouldn't be believed?We come forward now because there's strength in numbers #metoo