Whoopi SLAMS Debra Messing for Demanding a ‘DOX’ and ‘Blacklist’ of Trump Supporters
Last week, actress Debra Messing and Eric McCormack called for the the outing and blacklisting of Beverly Hills Trump supporters. The backlash was immediate, but none so firm as that which came from The View’s own Whoopi Goldberg. The two Will and Grace actors were responding to news that Trump would appear at a Beverly Hills fundraising event this month.
“Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know,” Messing tweeted.
“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.
But on The View, Whoppi was having none of it and harshly reminded Messing, McCormack and the viewers of the history and ramifications of such an act.
Before she recommended that Messing and others read up on history to see why blacklists were such a bad idea, she ranted:
“Listen, the last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves,” Goldberg responded to co-host Joy Behar after she joked about calling it a “whitelist.” Even Behar declared that it was a bad idea.
After some discussion about how the information is already public, Whoopi went off!
“This is not a good idea, OK?” Whoopi ranted. “Your idea of who you don’t want to work with is your personal business. Do not encourage people to print out lists because the next list that comes out, your name will be on and then people will be coming after you.”
“We had something called a blacklist and a lot of really good people were accused of stuff,” she continued, referring to the McCarthy era. “Nobody cared whether it was true or not. They were accused. And they lost their right to work. You don’t have the right! In this country, people can vote for who they want to,”
“That is one of the great rights of this country,” she explained to applause from the audience.
“I’m sure you guys misspoke when you said that because it sounded like a good idea,” she concluded. “Think about it. Read about it. Remember what the blacklist actually meant to people and don’t encourage anyone—anyone to do it.”
Good for Whoopi!
She was not the only Hollywood peers who gave the two a smackdown, taking the issue straight to @Jack, the founder of Twitter.
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) August 30, 2019
Superman actor Dean Cain came out swing as well:
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 (@RealDeanCain) August 31, 2019
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International Film Star Nick Searcy just called a spade a spade: It is fascism.
This is actual fascism. https://t.co/HKfjC91H4n
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) August 31, 2019
Searcy is correct. This is pure fascism at it’s finest. What a sad situation.
You will remember that recently, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) tweeted out a list of 44 San Antonio donors who contributed the maximum amount under federal law to President Trump. It severely backfired on him. There were immediate calls for an investigation by the House Ethics Committee.
“People should not be personally targeted for their political views, period,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was shot and nearly died in a politically motivated attack two years ago, said over Twitter. “This isn’t a game. It’s dangerous, and lives are at stake. I know this firsthand.
One of the donors, the owner of Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, saw the backfire reap him the benefits.
“Here in San Antonio, it has resulted in some unintended consequences,” Bobbi Kirk tweeted Wednesday. “One of the companies he fixed is Bill Miller’s Barbeque. The lines were out the door, and the drive-up lanes were several times longer than usual. So, thank you, Joaquin, we show you don’t matter.”