Hollywood actress Debra Messing defended her call for a blacklist against supporters of President Donald Trump even as she apologized for liking a church sign that called black Trump supporters mentally ill.
"NUMBER 1– I apologized for liking that church sign. I said I regret it. I shud have thought before recklessly suppprting. You won't accept this but black people are targeted by Trump's GOP for voter supression. Charlottesville was about Trump supporters hating POC and Jews," she tweeted in response to a video from Terrence Williams, a Trump supporter.
"THAT is where my support of a sign at a southern black church came from. The use of the term 'mentally ill' was wrong & hurtful. NUMBER 2 I NEVER NOR WOULD I EVER call for a blacklist of anyone for any reason," she claimed.
"The info is publicly available," she claimed. "I as a consumer want to know where MY Money is going when I pay for entertainment. Just as you have the right to not watch W&G bc I don't support Trump, I have the right to not go see (pay for) a movie with someone supporting babies in cages."
"It is First Amendment. Information, Knowledge.That is how we make decisions," she added.
"Whether to see a movie or whom to vote for," she concluded. "Transparency is needed. Again, the lists are available to the public. There is nothing threatening about asking politely for information."
Messing faced intense criticism for her tweet from both right and left sides of the aisle. One very scathing response came from Whoopi Goldberg on "The View," who demanded Messing and others take a history lesson about the injustice of blacklisting in the past.
Here's the video of Goldberg's criticism:
Messing: Release Names of Trump Backers | The View www.youtube.com