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Kirstie Alley criticized by Olympic curlers after she calls sport ‘boring’

(L-R) Kirstie Alley and Kevin Johnson (Top L) and Kris Perkovich (Top R) sweep for Team Tyler George against Team John Shuster in the Men's US Curling Olympic Trials Finals on February 28, 2009. Getty Images

The U.S. Olympic curling team started a Twitter feud with Kirstie Alley for calling the sport “boring” on Twitter.

“I’m not trying to be mean but…… Curling is boring,” the 67-year-old actress posted on Monday night.

A couple hours later, the U.S. Men’s Olympic Curling team’s verified Twitter account responded to Alley.

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“We’re not trying to be mean either but your movies weren’t exactly riveting theater Kirstie. #justsaying #curling,” the Team Shuster account tweeted.

Curler Matt Hamilton also responded to the Alley’s tweet, writing, “You’re entitled to your wrong opinion.”

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Alley responded to Hamilton’s tweet with a couple laughing emojis.

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By early Tuesday, Alley experienced a change of heart, tweeting, “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!”

The team tweeted Alley back and offered the actress and her son curling lessons and USA curling swag.

“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 team tweeted in response. “In the meantime, let us outfit you both with a @usacurl shirt. #TeamKirstie #TeamShuster #TeamUSA #curling #cheers.”

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Alley took the team up on the lessons and free swag.

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