Debra Messing Apologizes To Blake Shelton Over Trump Comments
Debra Messing apologized to Blake Shelton after saying he was supporting Donald Trump.
On Thursday, the 47-year-old actress posted a message on her Twitter account, since been deleted, directed at Gwen Stefani asking her to speak to her “man” about who he was allegedly voting for and stated the problem with his choice, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (RELATED: Hollywood Has ‘Chills’ After First Night Of DNC)
“Omg, How,” Messing tweeted.”@gwenstefani please talk to your man to not vote for the person who will strip you of your rights.”
Shelton then took to Twitter to clear up any confusion over who he supported.
“Hey before this gets going like it always does,” Shelton tweeted. “I haven’t enforced [sic] anybody for president. And I’m not going to. I don’t do that shit.”
Hey before this gets going like it always does… I haven’t enforced ANYBODY for president. And I not going to. I don’t do that shit.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2016
The actress tweeted that her “passions” got the better of her and sent an apology to both Stefani and Shelton.
“Ok–I regret commenting,” Messing tweeted. “My passions got the better of me. Sorry. @gwenstefani @blakeshelton”
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) July 28, 2016
The original tweet stemmed from a recent cover article by Billboard magazine in which Shelton said he refused to say who he was supporting in the election but added that he appreciated how the Republican presidential nominee was not afraid to say what he thinks. (RELATED: Blake Shelton Says Gwen Stefani Saved His Life)
“I’m not going to have the political conversation with you about Trump, or about Hillary Clinton, but I will tell you this: 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,” Shelton said. “A lot of people are pulling for him, no matter how much Hollywood fights it. I see people who don’t like him go and beat up people that do like him. You tell me, who’s crazy here?”
“I probably wish there was another option, but there’s not.”