‘Will & Grace’ Actress Celebrates Her Young Son Protesting the National Anthem

Debra Messing

It isn’t enough for Hollywood celebrities to use social media for virtue signaling – now they are promoting their children doing the same thing.

“Will & Grace” star Debra Messing has done her share of protesting where the public can notice. She participated in the March for Women, she constantly tweets for progressive causes, and speaks out against President Trump at every opportunity. She even took time during a gay rights awards show to slam Ivanka Trump for supporting her father (video of that is below).

When she took your son to a hockey game recently, she once again took to social media to do a little grandstanding. Messing posted a picture of her son refusing to stand for the National Anthem, and sitting in protest. She even included the hashtag #BLM, for Black Lives Matter. Messing could hardly contain her pride over her son’s disrespect of the anthem.

Her caption with the picture was as follows.

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“Please stand for the pledge of allegiance.”

Son: “Mom, I want to sit down in protest. Can we do that?”

Me: “Yes, honey. We can do that.”

Whose crying? I’m not crying. #BLM

When Messing posted the picture to Facebook (included below), reaction was mixed. Many of her fans praised her post, while others took issue with her supporting her son’s disrespect for the anthem.

According to the Daily Caller, Messing has long supported anthem protests. 

Messing in the past has come out in support of those who kneel during the national anthem, an action recently started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest America’s discrimination against minorities.

In September, Messing tweeted out a link showing Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas kneeling in solidarity with other NFL players.

“Teary…this is amazing,” Messing said in her tweet.

Here is her Facebook post featuring her son’s protest.


Here is video of Messing criticizing Ivanka Trump earlier this year.

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