Debra Messing and the curious case of misunderstood tweets
Before Debra Messing reignited the feud with Susan Sarandon, she tweeted to the wrong Sarah Sanders and had to apologize to Blake Shelton over a Twitter rant.
Actress Debra Messing has a lot to say for sure, but she definitely doesn't seem to be getting it right. Maybe it was Variety's clickbait headline that got to her this time, but she's had a history of starting twitter wars without really going in the right direction. Recently, the 'Will & Grace' star decided to let actress Susan Sarandon know what she thought about her interview with Variety on Trump.
Responding to the interview, she said, "STFU SUSAN. Oh yes, PLEASE let’s give Trump CREDIT. I mean how else are you able to walk out on the street. Convince yourself that this CATASTROPHE of a President who you said was better that [Hillary Clinton] IS NOT ripping children away from parents seeking asylum." But here's the thing - Susan Sarandon meant something else altogether. Susan had said in the interview that "maybe things had to get bad" before they could get better. She had said, "This is a revolution. Maybe things had to get so bad before real change actually could happen. We just have to stay awake."
Clearly, Debbie had not listened to the whole interview as Susan pointed out. "Debs, before you get yourself all self-righteous try clicking on the video and listening to what I actually say, not @Variety’s clickbait headline, which btw has no quotation marks. That’s a clue." Ouch!
These two have been feuding for a while now, but Sarandon isn't the only one that Debra went all "self-righteous." Earlier this year, in May, she ended up going on a political rant on a parody account. She slammed a tweet by @SHSPRESSSEC, a parody account dedicated to Sarah Sanders with only 337 followers at the time. While this may have happened just by accident, of course, it seems like Debbie didn't really check the account. If she had, she would have spotted a bio that says, "spin doctor at White House."
She had said tweeting to the account, "No, you see @SHSPRESSSEC I support women, but not UNETHICAL, MORALLY QUESTIONABLE women. For example, I don’t support YOU. You’re a woman, but you lie daily for a lying #POTUS. See the difference there? Examples of women I do support? @ananavarro @NicolleDWallace @AprilDRyan." This was a response to the real Sarah Sanders about what she thought about Gina Haspel being nominated as Trump's CIA head.
Before that, she had to publicly apologize to Blake Shelton saying after her intrusive tweet to Blake's girlfriend Gwen Stefani. "Omg. How? @gwenstefani please talk to your man to not vote for the person who will strip you of your rights." Blake had in an interview earlier mentioned, "Whether you love him or hate him, he says what he thinks, and he has proven that you don't always have to be so afraid." Debbie later admitted that her "passions got the best of her." How embarrassing!
She joined Twitter in 2012, and since then, she clearly hasn't been too social media savvy. "I'm very late to Twitter," Debra Messing told ET about joining the platform, "I was very hesitant, and now, I can't imagine not having it. I feel like it's a great forum to correct the record," she said. She had also revealed that it was all really her tweeting. "I don't know if it's because I'm a control freak, but I like to be in control of my voice and how I'm represented," she says. "I like to have the opportunity to post things that perhaps might make people say something." Oh well, look how that's turning out!