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Kirstie Alley is not a fan of Olympic curling

By Alex Butler
Performers in traditional Korean costume attend a ceremony before the Bronze Medal game in curling between Norway and Russia on February 13 at the Gangneung Curling Center in Gangneung, South Korea. Photo by Andrew Wong/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/7837c3762c5dd28832a388c3dbb0349e/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Performers in traditional Korean costume attend a ceremony before the Bronze Medal game in curling between Norway and Russia on February 13 at the Gangneung Curling Center in Gangneung, South Korea. Photo by Andrew Wong/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The 2018 U.S. Men's Olympic Curling Team had a response after actress Kirstie Alley recently dissed the sport.

Alley, 67, published a hot take Monday on her Twitter account during the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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"I'm not trying to be mean but...Curling is boring," she tweeted.

A few hours later, American curler Matt Hamilton responded: "You're entitled to your wrong opinion."

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Fellow Team USA curler Tyler George burned Alley by posting a photo of the character Diane Chambers from Cheers and compared her to Alley's character in the show, Rebecca Howe.

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"Diane>Rebecca," George tweeted.

The official curling team Twitter account, named after captain John Shuster, responded with another jab at the actress.

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"We're not trying to be mean either but your movies weren't exactly riveting theater Kirstie," the team tweeted. "#Justsaying #curling #rocket #TeamUsa."

Alley isn't the first celebrity to comment on the sport during the Winter Games. Mr. T tweeted about it on Tuesday.

"Curling is cool, I Pity The Fool who don't like Curling! Grr #Curlingiscoolfool," he wrote.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tweeted his support on Valentine's Day for Hamilton and Team USA.

Alley and the curling team continued their interaction on Tuesday, with Alley saying she wasn't giving up on the sport afterall.

"Ok I'm gonna give it another chance! My son loves watching Curling! He doesn't love figure skating, which I do so we can make each other give 2nd chances today!!" she wrote.

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"Awww @kirstiealley, we knew you'd come around! Allow us or our good friends at @HollywoodCurl to show you and your son the ropes sometime," the curling team tweeted. "In the meantime, let us outfit you both with a @usacurl shirt. #TeamKirstie #TeamShuster #TeamUSA #curling #cheers."

The Team USA men's team owns a 4-4 record in Pyeongchang. The Americans beat Switzerland on Tuesday.

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