Actress Debra Messing banded together with fellow actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano against the Women’s March directors’ indirect support of anti-Semitism.

Milano as of late stood up that she was removing herself from the gathering and won’t talk at a Women’s March occasion whenever asked by the gathering’s pioneers, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour.

The “Will & Grace” actress stood in support of Milano’s stance against the leadership’s inaction against Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic statements.

“I stand with you,” Messing wrote.

The Women’s March previously condemned anti-Semitism  However, Milano claimed she was still “disappointed” with the manner in which the leaders denounced Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam — a group that the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled as having “deeply racist, antisemitic and anti-LGBT rhetoric of its leaders, including top minister Louis Farrakhan.”

“Any time that there is any bigotry or anti-Semitism in that respect, it needs to be called out and addressed. I’m disappointed in the leadership of the Women’s March that they haven’t done it adequately,” Milano recently told The Advocate, condemning the leaders.

In March, Farrakhan gave a hate-filled speech in which he said, “The powerful Jews are my enemy.” Mallory refused to condemn Farrakhan for his statement.

Sarsour later commented in defense of Mallory:

I will not sit back while a strong, bold, unapologetic, committed Black woman who risks her life every day to speak truth to power and organize and mobilize movements is questioned, berated and abused.

I will not sit back while a strong, bold, unapologetic, committed Black woman who risks her life every day to speak…

Geplaatst door Linda Sarsour op Vrijdag 2 maart 2018

“I would say no at this point,” Milano said when asked if she would appear at the Women’s March if Sarsour or Mallory requested. “Unfortunate that none of them have come forward against him at this point. Or even given a really good reason why to support them,”

People responded in support of the actresses’ stance against anti-Semitism:


After the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, where the shooter murdered 11 individuals before advising police his aim was to “slaughter Jews,” Farrakhan tweeted a video of him with the inscription: “I’m not an enemy of Semite. I’m against Termite.”