On Friday, Eric McCormack, the star of “Will & Grace,” used Twitter to call on The Hollywood Reporter to publish the names of anyone attending a Tinsel Town fundraiser for Donald Trump.
McCormack was responding to discovering that Donald Trump would be attending a fundraiser during Emmy’s week in Hollywood.
“Hey, @THR, kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with. Thx,” McCormack tweeted.
Trump has made plans to attend the fundraiser on September 17 in Beverly Hills. His trip to California will also include visits to San Diego and the San Francisco Bay area.
Tickets to the fundraising event will reportedly start at $1,000 and packages for couples cost as much as $100,000.
The event is being hosted by Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks Jr., Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale and Trump Victory finance chairman Todd Ricketts.
It wasn’t long after McCormack made the tweet that he began getting blasted by some other celebrities.
“Hey, @jack is this tweet threatening to “blacklist” American Citizens in Hollywood okay for the good of society?” former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington asked Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey.
“How wonderfully fascist of you @EricMcCormack! Yes, how dare anyone in a FREE COUNTRY actually be FREE to support someone that you don’t or have an opinion that differs from yours,” actress Maeve Quinlan reacted. “Anyone that doesn’t get in line with your opinion should absolutely be blacklisted from work.”
McCormack is best known for his role as Will Truman in the NBC comedy hit ‘Will & Grace,’ which was revived for three seasons. His co-star, Debra Messing, is also an outspoken critic of Trump and Republicans.
Even a few non-celebrity Twitter users chimed in.
“This is an embarrassment to you, and ANYONE who supports it! Joe McCarthy did EXACTLY this to many in Hollywood in the ’50s, simply because he deemed them ‘too Liberal’! It was wrong! Everyone thought so! But 60+ years later, here YOU are advocating the same thing!” one Twitter user said.
“Welcome to the wide world of celebrity bigotry. I have a question for everyone jumping on the bandwagon. Will y’all ‘boycott’ anything Trump shows up to?” asked another user.
McCormack’s latest stand against Trump should not come as a surprise. Since “Will & Grace” rebooted in 2018, the show has made a mockery of Trump supporters in unsubtle ways. In one- episode Trump supporters were referred to as “terrible people with horrible beliefs.”
That episode revolved around the character Karen Walker, played by Megan Mullally, who was looking to get a MAGA cake baked for Trump’s birthday and her local bakery refused to bake it.
“Let me get this straight, Smiley Cyrus. You’re refusing to make a cake because you don’t like what it says?” asks Karen Walker in an obvious reference to Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Despite a handful of celebrities speaking out McCormack had plenty of supportive tweets from Twitter followers as well.
McCormack has not responded to the huge response that his tweet has generated.