Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, star actors on the hit sitcom "Will and Grace," ignited backlash after advocating for the outing and blacklisting of Beverly Hills Trump supporters.
The actors were responding to news that Trump would appear at a Beverly Hills fundraising event in September. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Sept. 17 event is being hosted by top Republican National Committee leadership. Tickets for the event are selling for as much as $100,000.
"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," McCormack tweeted.
Hey, @THR, kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna… https://t.co/FkE7xEwPfz— Eric McCormack (@Eric McCormack)1567143363.0
"Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know," Messing said.
Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know. https://t.co/YV4UoxrPHI— Debra Messing (@Debra Messing)1567226476.0
What was the reaction?
In response, both McCormack and Messing fielded a wave of backlash.
Actor Isaiah Washington:
Hey @jack is this tweet openly threatening to “blacklist” American Citizens in Hollywood okay for the good of socie… https://t.co/C5bVjyXz77— I Am Corn Pop (@I Am Corn Pop)1567201077.0
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld:
you wanna know why anyone in Hollywood who thinks for themselves has to keep their mouths shut and their heads down… https://t.co/V0XVoKgi5q— GregGutfeld (@GregGutfeld)1567218209.0
Whats the difference between Joe McCarthy and Debra Messing? One organized a witch hunt against law-abiding peopl… https://t.co/0kqQ1337dS— GregGutfeld (@GregGutfeld)1567272596.0
Actor Dean Cain:
I’m not attending, because I’ll be out of town. Otherwise, I’d have been happy to attend. https://t.co/VWPbuPPQi9— Dean Cain (@Dean Cain)1567266087.0
Actor Adam Baldwin:
Actor Nick Searcy:
This is actual fascism. https://t.co/HKfjC91H4n— Nick Searcy, AUSTERE RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR AND STAR (@Nick Searcy, AUSTERE RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR AND STAR)1567291115.0
And there you have it. McCarthyism is cool in Hollywood as long as you're a leftist. https://t.co/JZ6EE1esYw— Nick Searcy, AUSTERE RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR AND STAR (@Nick Searcy, AUSTERE RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR AND STAR)1567205709.0
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas):
Tolerant Hollywood: “Burn them! Burn the witches!!” https://t.co/q4skFg9S7q— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1567273432.0