This is a bit of a surprise of a story.
“View” host Whoopi Goldberg criticized “Will & Grace” actress, Debra Messing’s recent call to “blacklist” people that were attending a fundraiser for President Trump in Hollywood.
“In this country, people can vote for who they want to — that is one of the great rights of this country,” she said on Tuesday. “You don’t have to like it but we don’t go after people because we don’t like who they voted for — we don’t go after them that way. We can talk about issues and stuff, but we don’t print out lists.”
Fox News reported on the usually Trump-hating host’s moment of clarity.
She went on to urge actors Debra Messing and Eric McCormack to reconsider their tweets and “remember what the blacklist actually meant to people and don’t encourage anyone — anyone to do it.”
In an apparent allusion to the McCarthy era, Goldberg said that “a lot of good people” had been accused of things and lost their “right to work.”
“Last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves,” Goldberg also said.
The sitcom stars’ request was compared to witch hunts and the accusations lodged surrounding communist affiliations during the Cold War.
“View” co-host Joy Behar similarly pushed back on blacklisting Trump supporters. She said that while it was fine to target businesses, targeting individuals was more like “stalking” and could put lives in danger.
Hollywood have called for the boycotts of businesses like SoulCycle and Chick-Fil-A in the past for the political beliefs of their owners, despite the fact that they provide jobs and desired products for thousands of people from every walk of life.
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Hollywood has never cared about the people outside of their bubble.