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Debra Messing and Eric McCormack clarify controversial Trump comments

Debra Messing and Eric McCormack clarify controversial Trump comments”

"Will & Grace" actors Debra Messing and Eric McCormack are being called "fascists" on Twitter for their reactions to news that President Trump would be holding a Hollywood fundraiser later ths month.

Last week, the Will & Grace stars asked The Hollywood Reporter to print a list of people attending Trump's Beverly Hills fundraiser on September 17, which requires a minimum $1,000 donation required to attend.

On Thursday, Trump lashed out at Messing, tweeting, "Bad "actress" Debra The Mess Messing is in hot water".

"It's a list of Trump supporters giving money, they're calling it a blacklist, but they should just call it a whitelist first of all", Joy Behar quipped.

Trump also mentioned a controversial tweet in which the actress endorsed a church sign in Alabama that read "A black vote for Trump is mental illness".

"If Roseanne Barr said what she did, even being on a much higher rated show, she would have been thrown off of television", Trump continued. "ABC fired Roseanne. Watch the double standard".

In a tweet Wednesday, Messing said she had apologized for her tweet in which she promoted the sign at a Birmingham, Alabama, church that said "a black vote for Trump is mental illness".

ABC booted Barr from her program after she compared Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, who's black, to an ape in a tweet that was classified as racist. He did, in fact, ask for a list of Trump supporters for the express objective of shunning them, but I do have some sympathy for the guy. Messing, an outspoken critic of the president, took to Twitter on Friday to write: "Please print a list of all attendees please".

Their remarks didn't go down too well with many famous faces, including Seinfeld actor John O'Hurley, who called them "embarrassing", and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who said that their tweets made her think of the Hollywood blacklist from the 1940s and 50s. "I'm sure you guys misspoke when you said that because it sounded like a good idea", she concluded. Nobody cared whether it was true or not.

The two "Will & Grace" stars were widely criticized on both sides for demanding The Hollywood Reporter to name names. "Do not encourage people to print out lists, because the next list that comes out, your name will be on and then people will be coming after you". "How times have changed!" he tweeted back on Sunday.

"We don't go after people because we don't like who they voted for".

"I absolutely do not support blacklists or discrimination of any kind, as anyone who knows me would attest", MacCormack posted online on Tuesday. Transparency is needed. Again, the lists are available to the public.



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