Debra Messing Praises Son, 13, For Protesting National Anthem, Gets Completely, Utterly, Devastatingly Destroyed By Wounded Vet's Mom

Looks like 2018 is off to a blistering start. Literally.

Remember that whole protest thing from last year? You know, when players of the National Football League would take a knee during the National Anthem to stand up against how they make millions of dollars a year for playing football three hours a week (it was way back in 2017, so we're not sure what they were protesting).

Anyhoo, Debra Messing, who plays Grace on "Will & Grace," a rebooted show from the turn of the century, finally decided to weigh in on the NFL protest (which is a horrible shame because America could have been debating her staunch stance over the Christmas holidays if she had just spoken up sooner).

Messing got on Instagram last Wednesday to support her 13-year-old son after he asked if he could protest the National Anthem at the New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden.

The post, featuring a photo of the boy holding his hand over his heart while seated, read:

“’Please stand for the Star Spangled Banner.’

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

Me: ‘Yes, honey. We can do that.’

“Who’s crying? I’m not crying. #BLM (Black Lives Matter)."

So forget that Messing — who says on her Twitter bio that's she's "Actor. Mama. ... Activist" (yes, "Mama" is second) — is indoctrinating her teenager to despise America rather than, say, finding a suitable way to proactively work to better the nation. She also wants everyone — all strangers, by the way — to know of her wonderful efforts.

But Messing hadn't counted on hearing from Lisa Smith. Messing's post bounced around social media until Smith, who says in her Twitter bio that she's a "proud mother of a wounded soldier," saw it on Tuesday.

Last we heard, Messing was headed over to the Hollywood burn clinic for her third-degree singeing.

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