Stars from the hit NBC series Will and Grace are furious about an Emmy week fundraiser for President Donald Trump, and they shared their displeasure on social media, calling on media who cover the event to name and shame supporters.
"Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know," Debra Messing tweeted.
Eric McCormack then called for the outing of Trump supporters: "Kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don't wanna work with. Thx."
They faced an avalanche of critics on social media, including some from Trump himself. "I have not forgotten that when it was announced that I was going to do The Apprentice, and when it then became a big hit, helping NBC's failed lineup greatly, @DebraMessing came up to me at an Upfront & profusely thanked me, even calling me 'Sir.' How times have changed!," the president posted on his Twitter account.
Some critics called out Messing's "appalling" stereotypes about mental illness in some tweets in which she compared Trump's supporters to those suffering from mental illness. One wrote: "It is truly appalling that any educated person would support a message that stereotypes an entire population that actually struggle with mental illness. Unless you're a mental health professional that is qualified to make such a statement, I suggest that you stick to your day job".
While others likened their call for donor names to a dictatorship: "You sound like a few dictators who put their 'enemies' on a list."
Some fans supported their demands and applauded their "bravery."
The fundraiser is set for September 17th; the Hollywood venue and attendees are yet unknown.It will be hosted by Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks Jr., campaign manager Brad Parscale and Trump Victory finance chairman Todd Ricketts.