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Whoopi Goldberg issues a brutal smackdown for actress who called for a blacklist of Trump supporters
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Whoopi Goldberg issues a brutal smackdown for actress who called for a blacklist of Trump supporters

"That is one of the great rights of this country!"

Even Whoopi Goldberg was outraged over the call from liberal actress Debra Messing to blacklist of supporters of President Donald Trump in Beverly Hills, California.

The "Will and Grace" actress tweeted, "Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know," with a link to an article about a fundraiser for the president.

Critics immediately blasted Messing for the extreme suggestion to threaten the livelihood of her political opponents.

One very outspoken critic was Whoopi Goldberg, herself a liberal.

"Listen, the last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves," Goldberg said after her co-host on "The View" joked about calling it a "whitelist."

"This is not a good idea, OK?" she added. "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, referring to the McCarthy era.

"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," she added emphatically.

"That is one of the great rights of this country," she explained to applause from the audience.

She went on to recommend that Messing and others read up on history to see why blacklists were such a bad idea.

"I'm sure you guys misspoke when you said that because it sounded like a good idea," she concluded. "Think about it. Read about it. Remember what the blacklist actually meant to people and don't encourage anyone—anyone to do it."

Here's the emphatic outburst from Goldberg:

Messing: Release Names of Trump Backers | The Viewwww.youtube.com

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.