Further adding to the fairly proven existence of a Hollywood blacklist against conservatives, “Will & Grace” actor Eric McCormack said he refuses to work with Trump supporters, which should come as little shock to anyone, considering that his show has consistently portrayed Trump supporters as hateful, bigoted Nazis.
According to HollywoodInToto, McCormack shared his aversion for professionalism with Trump supporters in response to an article in The Hollywood Reporter (THR) announcing that the president would be holding a fundraiser in Beverly Hills during Emmy’s week. In fact, not only does the actor dislike working with Trump supporters, he also wanted THR to unmask people attending the event so that liberals like himself in the industry would know who to avoid in the near future.
“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.”
The actor’s tweet received a fair deal of criticism, with multiple users calling him out for downright bigotry toward people with whom he disagrees politically.
“This is an embarrassment to you, and ANYONE who supports it! Joe McCarthy did EXACTLY this to many in Hollywood in the 50’s, 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.
Others were more supportive of McCormack’s position.
“Thank you. His ‘presidency’ is so far off the rails, that anybody supporting extending this nightmare at this point deserves to be shunned,” said one user.
“Hey, [THR], also kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna fund by buying tickets for their films, watch their shows and if a dvd burning needs to be plannified. Thx,” said another.
Conservative actress Kristy Swanson (of “Buffy” fame) took the high road: “Oh my goodness Mr. McCormack. I personally have never ever NOT worked with someone just because I had a difference with them politically. It’s absolutely heartbreaking that you would say something like this & then ask The Hollywood Reporter to get on board with you.”
Of course, McCormack’s call to blacklist conservatives from working in Hollywood should elicit no surprises. Since “Will & Grace” rebooted in 2018, the show has made a mockery of Trump supporters in the most unsubtle way possible, with one episode referring to them as “terrible people with horrible beliefs.”
The episode revolves around the character Karen Walker (Megan Mullally), a caricature of a rich conservative, looking to get a MAGA cake baked for President Trump’s birthday. When she goes to a local bakery, the baker (Vanessa Bayer) refuses to bake the cake.
“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.
The episode concluded with the bizarre idea that people should be forced to bake cakes with messages with which they fundamentally disagree.