Julia Louis-Dreyfus took to Twitter Thursday and called for her millions of followers to boycott the network that helped make her famous.
The 59-year-old comedian/actress didn’t explain much in her post and simply wrote, hashtag “NBCBlackout.” (RELATED: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Will Return To ‘Veep’ In August Following Cancer Diagnosis)
The “Veep” star’s role as Elaine Benes in NBC’s monster hit “Seinfeld,” from 1989-1998, definitely made her a worldwide celebrity. (RELATED: Here’s Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is So Ecstatic With The NYT)
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) October 15, 2020
The comments were in response to a movement on social media calling for a boycott of the peacock network over its decision to host an hour-long town hall with President Donald Trump during the same hour as one on a competing network.
ABC had previously announced it would be hosting a 90-minute town hall with the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called, “The Vice President and The People.”
The network announced on Wednesday that the Trump town hall will air on Thursday night on its cable channels like MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo, along with the network’s digital platforms such as NBC News NOW and the streaming service Peacock,