Another Leftist Actress Turns Her Back on the Women’s March
'Will & Grace' star Debra Messing joins 'Charmed' performer Alyssa Milano in this shocking action — will any others dare to join them?
Actress Alyssa Milano (pictured above left) stunned both conservatives and liberals last week when she announced she would not be attending the third annual Women’s March in Washington, D.C., in January — and now, another Hollywood star is following suit.
“Will & Grace” star Debra Messing (above right), an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, is the second Hollywood lefty to condemn the event and opt out of attendance this time around.
In response to the news that Milano would not take part in the event due to the organizers’ association with anti-Semite and homophobe Louis Farrakhan, who is the leader of the Nation of Islam, Messing recently tweeted out, “I stand with you @Alyssa_Milano”
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 9, 2018
The event’s organizers, Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, are both supporters of Farrakhan — even though he’s said some horrible things over the years.
Late last month, he also led a “death to America” chant in Iran — while smiling.
For Milano, association with such a person was a deal breaker when it came to attendance at the upcoming event.
“Any time that there is any bigotry or anti-Semitism in that respect, it needs to be called out and addressed,” Milano told The Advocate in a recent interview. “I’m disappointed in the leadership of the Women’s March that they haven’t done it adequately.”
About Sarsour and Mallory, Milano added that it is “unfortunate that none of them have come forward against him [Farrakhan] at this point. Or even given a really good reason why to support [him].”
Messing was a participant in the Women’s March in 2017, so her return to the event seemed likely.
She also praised her 13-year-old son for refusing to stand for the national anthem prior to a New York Rangers game the family attended last winter; she claimed to cry tears of joy because of her son’s decision.
Many other celebrities have attended the Women’s March in the past, such as Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Olivia Munn, Rose McGowan, and others. However, they have not spoken out against event organizers yet, so it’s unclear if any others will follows in the footsteps of Milano and Messing.
Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.