“Battlestar Galactica” Actress Claims She Lost Half Her Followers Over Gun-Safety Tweet

Turns out Katee “Starbuck” Sackhoff actually gained followers.

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Katee Sackhoff, the 33-year-old actress who’s starred in Battlestar Galactica, 24, and the new series Longmire, claimed she lost half of her 100,000 followers Monday when she tweeted about practicing gun safety.

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4. After a flood of responses from gun-control supporters, Sackhoff tried to clarify her stance.

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8. The whole conversation apparently didn’t sit well with her followers.

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9. But was this an exaggeration? Her Twitter stats show she’s actually gained followers since Monday’s tweet.

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10. Conservative media coverage has probably helped with that…

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14. UPDATE — Saturday, June 15: Sackhoff has responded to the mini-controversy.

I did not lose half my Twitter followers. My tweet was an attempt to diffuse a discussion that, for the moment had gotten slightly heated. And in 140 characters anger, frustration, and also humor do not translate well …

This was a light hearted attempt to change the subject for the moment. I never dreamed it would be printed as truth and not FACT checked …

My opinions are just that, my truth is my integrity. And my integrity is my character. I hope none of that has come into question this week.

Read her full response here.

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