Alley, who has been an outspoken Donald Trump supporter, told Carlson that she was warned as far back as 2015 to keep her views to herself. However, she threw that caution to the winds and spoke out.
“People go, “You’re so brave.” I go, “No, I think I’m stupid”. Because honestly… it is a real blackballing situation,” she told Carlson. “It’s so strange to me because artists are free-thinkers, for the most part.”
Alley has claimed being conservative in Hollywood rises to a greater level of scrutiny than almost any other sin.
“You can be cooking meth and sleeping with hookers, but as long as you didn’t vote for Trump…” she said. “I feel like I’m in the ‘Twilight Zone’ a bit, with the whole concept of it.”
Alley is no die-hard ideologue. She voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, then changed and publicly came out against 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
That cost her among her peers, she said.