A student in a gun-controlled state in a gun-free zone, shot and killed a professor and himself after. Actress Debra Messing–in response–thought it was a great opportunity to further push the doctrine that is victimizing our citizens.
Will and Grace star Debra Messing has come under fire after posting a selfie that was meant to bring awareness to gun violence in America amid news of the UCLA campus shooting.
As news broke about the tragic murder-suicide at UCLA’s engineering school on Wednesday, Messing shared a photo of her wearing shirt that read ‘Under the Gun,’ the title of Katie Couric’s new gun violence documentary.
The 47-year-old’s now-deleted tweet also included the caption: ‘HORRENDOUS Watching news about shooting at UCLA with casualties while taking selfie 2bring awareness to Gun Violence.’
Twitter users quickly hit out at the actress, criticizing her for posting the selfie with some calling her a ‘narcissistic, self-absorbed celebrity,’ according to the New York Daily News.
‘Ima talk about the senselessness of gun tragedies, but 1st a pensive airbrushed selfie to convey the seriousnes of it~shorter @DebraMessing,’ user LMR wrote.
‘People dying…better take a selfie!’ another user, Lazarus Stalker, wrote.
‘You didn’t think this through did you,’ Twitter user suburban dad tweeted at The Mysteries of Laura actress.
Messing deleted the tweet after she was faced with backlash and apologized as she wrote ‘Take a stand. This day was predetermined as a day of awareness. Don’t belittle the effort. #wecandobetter’
She then posted several tweets explaining she had shared the selfie as part of the pre-planned day of advocacy meant to bring awareness to gun violence in America.
‘We were all asked to a post a picture today wearing this t-shirt. AS I took the picture, the news broke about the shooting at UCLA,’ Messing wrote.
‘I was so shocked and struck by the horrible IRONY that yet another shooting was occurring as I was participating in this effort.
‘In an effort to highlight the irony, I posted a picture referencing the breaking news.