Debra Messing To Ivanka Trump: 'Do Something'


Debra Messing, star of "Will & Grace" and celebrated comedic actress, slammed President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, during a speech at the GLAAD Awards in New York. 

In an acceptance speech at the ceremony, Messing spoke to the current political climate and called on her fellow "Jewish mother" Ivanka to do something to help protect LGBT Americans under her father's administration. 

"Ivanka, girlfriend, what are you doing? Come on, it's me Deb, let’s talk to each other, one Jewish mother to another," she said, Jerusalem Post reported. "It's not enough to say women's issues are important to you -- its time to do something." Messing called on Ivanka to "change the lives of millions" by telling her father "stories of real people who are suffering."

"Ivanka, please, please stop blindly defending your father and start defending what you say," she said. "You can't just say '#womenwhowork' and think you're advancing feminism. You need to be a women who does good work. Imagine how you’ll feel, sitting at Passover Seder, if you can tell your children that you fought for justice and freedom." She added that helping to fight for freedom would make Ivanka "feel richer than all the skyscrapers and golf courses in the world."

This wasn't the first time that Messing has gone political. The actress was involved in a Twitter feud with Susan Sarandon during the 2016 presidential race after she commented on Sarandon's opinion of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"Susan Sarandon muses tht Trump prezcy wud b better 4 the country thn Hillary. Wonder if she'd say that if she were poor, gay, Muslim or immgrnt," she tweeted at the time. Sarandon responded to Messing's criticism, saying that for people who are "passionate, principled independents & first time voters" who wouldn't have voted if it wasn't for Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, whom she supported, the idea of backing Clinton was "a dilemma."

"She’s not very well informed and so sometimes she gets in areas that she really hasn’t thought through, maybe? She’s Trumpian a little bit like that," Sarandon said of the Twitter feud during a recent appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen, Entertainment Weekly reported. "So, I don’t have anything against her personally. I just sometimes I have to say, ‘But you don’t have the information.'"

Sarandon added, however, that the feud was contained only to Twitter.

"I’m a huge Rangers fan and I’ve been to a couple of games where she’s been there and she never says anything to me in person," she said. 

Sources: Jerusalem Post, Entertainment Weekly / Photo credit: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons

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