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Kirstie Alley Feuds With Curlers After Calling Their Sport ‘Boring’
Kirstie Alley on day 3 of Creation Entertainment’s ‘Star Trek’ 50th Anniversary Convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on August 5, 2016. Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

There’s one sport that may make Kirstie Alley reach for the remote during the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Golden Globe winner, 67, wrote in a since-deleted tweet on Monday, February 19, that she thinks “curling is boring,” but insisted that she was “not trying to be mean.”

U.S. Men’s Curling coach Phill Drobnick and players Joe Polo, John Landsteiner, Tyler George and John Shuster attend a press conference during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 11, 2018. Ker Robertson/Getty Images

Not long after, Alley found herself trading light-hearted insults with members of the U.S. men’s Olympic curling team. “We’re not trying to be mean either but your movies weren’t exactly riveting theater Kirstie,” the athletes tweeted from their Team Shuster account, which is named after captain John Shuster.

Curler Matt Hamilton later wrote on his personal account, “You’re entitled to your wrong opinion,” to which the Drop Dead Gorgeous actress responded with three laughing emojis.