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In Reply to: RE: Bon Voyage, Kirstie Alley . . . posted by Billy Wonka on December 05, 2022 at 18:20:45
If I had not known about her politics I probably would have been saddened about this news.
More so that RGA did not approve the politics whatever they were cuz he never makes sense whatsoever. Although he is usually pretty entertaining nonetheless...
I didn't mean to be flip - I am not happy about her death or anything. It's just that in later years her views, as with Roseanne Barr, became something that marred my view of them.
Part of being a Movie Star was that you never got to know them - they were "STARS" and their persona became intertwined with their best characters and the characters are who we, the audience identify.
Some of the actors on M*A*S*H for instance claimed to have said that they loved Radar but loathed Burgoff (the actor who played Radar).
So I suppose similarly I will miss Rebecca on Cheers but not so much the actress.
I am not really alone here BTW. Plenty of people "cancel" singers/actors due to their political leanings. The Dixie Chicks made an off-hand remark (and a correct one) about Bush - they were cancelled by the redneck right.
I will still watch an episode of Cheers. I didn't run out and burn my DVDs like those Dixie nuts who burned their CDs.
With Kirstie - it's hard because she was a MAGA, QAnon, Anti-Vaxxer, Scientologist. For me - it's just hard to like that package.
Edits: 12/05/22 12/08/22
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