Debra Messing is facing backlash over a tweet that many took to be inciting violence against Sen. Mitch McConnell and former NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch.
Messing has been vocal on Twitter following the two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio which took the lives of dozens of people this past weekend. The "Will and Grace" star quickly found herself in hot water after she tweeted a response to a user's tweet that some called "sick."
“If I get killed in a mass shooting please cremate me and throw my ashes into Mitch McConnell’s and Dana Loesch’s eyes while I’m still smoldering,” the tweet read. The liberal star said in reply: "THIS. Yesssssssssss."
THIS. Yesssssssssss. https://t.co/Hd1BD5lFtL— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 5, 2019
Users who saw the tweet were quick to call out the 50-year-old actress for her remark.
Debra -- people from all political leanings consume your shows and enjoy you and them. Why would you take a deep dive into the disgusting by reacting like this to a horrific tweet? Take a breath. Get out of the Hollywood mindset for a second and be a person. Thanks— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) August 5, 2019
I loved Will & Grace ( it should have been the Jack & Karen show ) but you’re obviously a sick person. Please seek help. Seriously.— Carolewithane (@Carolewithane13) August 5, 2019
You have an amazing opportunity to be an inspiration to people, yet you use your voice in this way. Seems like a waste. God bless!— becca💐ky💐usa (@becca_usa) August 5, 2019
Messing is, well, a total mess. How is she even still considered a serious actress?
Cremate the remains of her fallen acting career.— Sabever (@CurseofTongues) August 5, 2019