Debra Messing doubles down on hopes of Trump becoming 'most popular boyfriend' in prison after LGBTQ backlash
The actress was criticized for her comments, with many calling them homophobic
Hollywood star Debra Messing, on Monday, December 14, appeared to double down on her rape insinuation at President Donald Trump, stating that she hoped he would be raped in prison. Messing, last week, had stated that she wanted the Republican leader in prison and hoped that he would be the "most popular boyfriend" to all the other prison inmates.
Messing tweeted: "Rape is an act of violence. Trump has perpetrated violence on hundreds of millions of people. My hope is (and this is the first time in my life) that the tables are turned and he is the victim of perpetrators."
The actress, last week, was criticized for suggesting that she hoped Trump would be "the most popular boyfriend" to other prison mates as many called her comments homophobic. Messing, in her tweet, on Monday, defended her comments by stating that she was an LGBTQIA ally: "I'd like to say I have been an LGBTQIA ally for decades, and I was in no way referencing LGBTQI/queer love/sexuality. It is not my proudest moment, but 45 [Trump] has victimized 100s of millions of ppl; I had wished the tables turned on him. I apologize for the offensive way I did it." The actress has since deleted all the controversial tweets.
"AMERICA. THIS is a [email protected] you are a weak, scared, stupid, inept, negligent, vindictive, narcissistic, criminal. I hope you live a long life in prison where you become the most popular boyfriend to the all inmates," she had written last week. Messing had written the tweet in response to a post from World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praising German Chancellor Angela Merkel for pleading with Germans to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Messing, who is a vocal Trump critic, frequently tweets about her political opinions and famously got involved in a social media feud with actress Susan Sarandon, who in 2016 had stated that Trump victory might "bring the revolution." President Trump had even tagged Messing last year and had called out the way their professional relationship had changed. He had referred to a moment where the actress reportedly called him "sir" at the NBC Upfronts.
When asked about Trump's tweet regarding her, the 'Will and Grace' actress had told Glamour: "The thing that I think has been challenging is to see people who are in a position of privilege – who have the platform and choose not to use it. It’s something that I struggle with because I know a lot of people are making that choice because they’re scared that people won’t go to their movies, or won’t go to watch their TV shows, which is true, which will happen, but I think it just became clear to me that it was worth it to me to lose fans and to speak my truth, to speak honestly, and to use my platform to spread the words of other more intelligent people to the masses."
Messing has also been a vocal supporter of President-elect Joe Biden. She had even participated in virtual fundraisers for the former vice president and consistently praises him on social media.