Kirstie Alley vows to ‘pray’ for Ukraine after Maks Chmerkovskiy backlash, fans on deleted tweet


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Kirstie Alley has doubled down on her prayers for Ukraine after engaging in a social media feud with her former ‘Dancing With the Stars’ partner Maks Chmerkovskiy, who is currently in the war-torn country.

In a since-deleted tweet, Alley wrote, “I don’t know what’s right or wrong about this war. So I won’t comment. I’ll pray instead.”

Chmerkovskiy, who is Ukrainian and currently in the country, called out Alley on his Instagram Story where he shared updates on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Alley and Chmerkovskiy were partners on Season 11 of “Dancing With the Stars.” They came in second place ahead of Hines Ward and Kym Johnson.
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“Dear Kirstie, we haven’t spoken in a while, but I clearly remember being right next to you as you organized aid trucks during Hurricane Sandy and I remember everything you were telling me about situations where innocent people suffer,” the professional dancer wrote. “That same energy is needed right now… No one needs your prayer if you don’t know what is right or wrong.”

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Alley, 71, appeared to respond to Chmerkovskiy, 42, in a profanity tweet on Sunday.

“I don’t care what punks say. I believe in the power of prayer. I will continue to pray for the people of Ukraine. Putin is a c__t and a coward and I will pray his own soldiers refuse to do his dirty work. PS, I pray to the same God as you. tweeted.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy documented the situation affecting Ukraine using social media.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy documented the situation affecting Ukraine using social media.
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She has since also told fans where they can donate to help Ukraine via Twitter.

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Chmerkovskiy, who is married to Peta Murgatroyd, told fans he was “safe” on Friday.

Peta Murgatroyd has pleaded for her husband's return to Instagram.

Peta Murgatroyd has pleaded for her husband’s return to Instagram.
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“We weren’t told to move, and I’m just following instructions. That’s all I can say,” he shared.

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His wife pleaded for prayers for her husband. “Please pray for my husband Maks. I don’t usually ask for these things from my social media network but today is extremely difficult and the next ones will be even more tough,” the “Dancing with the Stars” pro said. shared on Instagram Thusday.




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