Actress Debra Messing may have thought she was “helping” immigrants and Muslims with her recent tweet of support but instead she won the award for self-absorption and empty gestures.
Messing jumped to her Twitter feed on January 25 to tweet out her “solidarity selfie” saying, “#SolidaritySelfie I join the Virtual March in solidarity with Muslims and Immigrants. #NoBanNoWall.”
#SolidaritySelfie I join the Virtual March in solidarity with Muslims and Immigrants. #NoBanNoWall pic.twitter.com/TjKtlkLrr4
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) January 25, 2017
The gesture was so empty of any actual effort that it caused thousands of Twitter users to rip her apart over the arrogance of hiding in her expensive car, doing mostly nothing to really help, and then tweeting like she is a hero. By the left’s own reckoning, Messing’s tweet was white privilege at its worst.
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Actors Nick Searcy and Adam Baldwin also sarcastically tweeted their “support” for Messing’s absurdity.
I’m doing the Virtual March because @exjon & @DebraMessing are! (Hey, what’s it about, and why are we sitting in cars?) #solidarityselfie pic.twitter.com/obj0mEPVJe
— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) January 25, 2017
And many, many more just totally slammed Messing for her vapid tweet…
@DebraMessing Heh. “Virtual March”… so this is a thing now? https://t.co/3BAeVKm2Sp
— Colorado RedTraci (@goptraci) January 25, 2017
@DebraMessing wow, huge sacrifice
— Adam (@TeamAdam76) January 25, 2017
Hey, @DebraMessing. Are there many Will and Grace reruns airing in Shariah governed countries? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/3xbNeVQz7X
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) January 25, 2017
@DebraMessing You are bitter pic.twitter.com/Rlh6T0KZ3y
— chcki (@realchcki) January 25, 2017
— Antonio (@Antonio9847) January 25, 2017
You took 3 seconds to promote yourself with a selfie. Your activism is truly inspiring. @DebraMessing
— Bad Cop (@VerucaAssault_) January 25, 2017
@DebraMessing you’re such a brave soul. How do you find the courage to take your own picture?
— Conservative (@neat_story) January 25, 2017
@DebraMessing “virtural march” is the new “no thanks” when someone asks you to do something
— Jason Hornbuckle (@JasonHornbuckle) January 25, 2017
Yes, because taking selfies leads to change!
— Truthseeker (@ReckonJustice) January 25, 2017
Is this on your way to Starbucks and then getting your nails done or.. ? @DebraMessing
— MJ’s Lair (@mjrod) January 25, 2017
@DebraMessing A real friend would tell you that you are being an idiot.
— aintnobarbie (@aintnobarbie) January 25, 2017
I join the Virtual March in solidarity with humans treated like property. Saudis judge women to be just like this:#SolidarityMessing@exjon pic.twitter.com/2zKdPTQXXB
— Craig S. Bell (@craig_s_bell) January 25, 2017
Pholidarity phelfie #solidarityselfie pic.twitter.com/Xmb5OeRBXK
— 🅳🆁🅸🅻 🅽🆈🅴 the reply guy (@steve_jorbz) January 25, 2017
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This is hardly the first time Debra Messing made some national issue all about herself. During the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as our 45th President, Messing posted a video on Twitter that made the inauguration into a platform to grandstand about how much she reveres the Constitution. But apparently deleted the whole thing, likely from embarrassment.
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