“Will & Grace” stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack were so out of line with their tweets this week that they’ve even taken some heat from some of the most left-wing corners of the Hollywood establishment. Do you know how far outside the boundaries of good taste you have to get before Whoopi Goldberg and the liberal women of “The View” call you out for your anti-Trump messaging? This is like Ilhan Omar telling Louis Farrakhan, “Hey, that wasn’t nice what you said about Israel.” It just doesn’t happen!
The trouble started this week when Messing and McCormack learned, via The Hollywood Reporter, that President Trump was holding a fundraiser in Beverly Hills on the week of the Emmy Awards. The two TV stars were furious at the idea of anyone in the greater Los Angeles area supporting the Bad Orange Man, much less actually giving money to his campaign.
“Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know,” Messing tweeted.
Her co-star went further: “Hey, @THR, kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with. Thx.”
The stars were rebuked by many conservatives for their McCarthy-esque tactics, but then criticism came from the most unlikely source.
“Listen, the last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves,” Goldberg said on her program Tuesday. “This is not a good idea, OK? Your idea of who you don’t want to work with is your personal business. 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.
“We had something called a blacklist and a lot of really good people were accused of stuff,” she continued. “Nobody cared whether it was true or not. They were accused. And they lost their right to work. You don’t have the right! In this country, people can vote for who they want to. That is one of the great rights of this country. You don’t have to like it, but we don’t go after people because we don’t like who they voted for. We don’t go after them that way. We can talk about issues and stuff, but we don’t print out lists.”
Wow. We never thought we’d see the day, but we agree with Whoopi Goldberg.