Actress Debra Messing shared a curious — and flat-out bizarre — video on her Instagram page, remarking that "God is crying" because of the way humans are using the earth.
What are the details of this video?
Messing captioned the video, "This took my breath away. You see a cartoon, a smiling man walking jauntily in the sunshine. Then it all comes into focus. God is crying. We must do better."
The video features man's impact on the world, painting his presence and behaviors in a decidedly negative light.
Some of the actions in the video include the cartoon man — who is overweight and wearing a shirt that reads "Welcome" — hunting for food, using animal hide for clothing and footwear, and using trees for paper. The video also features the man using animals in the circus.
Messing recently made headlines in January, in being one of the more prolific voices to condemn the Covington (Kentucky) Catholic High School students who encountered Native American activist Nathan Phillips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. After the March for Life, a viral video of Phillips interacting with the Covington boys emerged, sparking a media firestorm.
The media — and social media — pointed its fingers at the boys for reportedly mocking and taunting Phillips while he demonstrated. The narrative changed entirely, however, when other videos of the incident emerged, painting an entirely different picture of the incident, and the teens were vindicated.
You can read more about the background of the incident here.
Messing, who minced no words on her opinion of the teens, tweeted that the main teen in the viral video was an "a**hole."
“Mocking, condescending, disrespecting, A**HOLE," she wrote in a tweet.
Messing never issued a follow-up comment on her tweet after the media's initial narrative was completely debunked.
Last week, the teen's lawyers revealed that the team sent at least 54 letters to media organizations, journalists, celebrities, and more who they allege are complicit in defaming the teen over the misconstrued video.