Free Market Justice: The rebooted series is being cancelled
I assert that Trump Derangement Syndrome is like syphilis, inasmuch as the longer someone is infected, the more likely the mind will be affected. Today’s case study features two B-list celebrities.
“Will & Grace” stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing have been slammed by President Donald Trump after they essentially called for the blacklisting of anyone in Hollywood who attends his upcoming California fundraiser.
“I have not forgotten that when it was announced that I was going to do The Apprentice, and when it then became a big hit, helping NBC’s failed lineup greatly, @DebraMessing came up to me at an Upfront & profusely thanked me, even calling me ’Sir.’ How times have changed!,” the president posted on his Twitter account.
Messing and her NBC co-star Eric McCormack said they would shame the Trump supporters in Hollywood who attend the fundraiser, where tickets could go for as much as $100,000 a couple.
It all began when McCormack, the “Will” actor in the supposed NBC comedy, initiated the latest round of anti-Trump hysteria with the following tweet, which focused on the event.
Canadian-born McCormack, 56, said he wants the Trump donors’ names revealed so “the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with.”
Trump plans to attend the Sept. 17 fundraiser in Beverly Hills during a trip to California that will also include visits to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego, The Hollywood Reporter wrote Thursday.
Tickets for the Beverly Hills event, scheduled during the week of the Emmy Awards, will reportedly start at $1,000, with packages for couples costing as much as $100,000.
His co-star, Debra Messing who plays “Grace,” jumped right in with both feet in support of that idea.
The idea was blasted by many on Twitter.
— The Tweet Sniper? (@IWashington) August 30, 2019
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. Anyone that doesn’t get in line with your opinion should absolutely be blacklisted from work. ?♀️
— Maeve Quinlan (@maevequinlan) August 31, 2019
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 ??♀️ (so sad) https://t.co/wG9SsYpXlv
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) August 30, 2019
The comparisons to the anti-Communist Senator’s Hollywood blacklisting campaign were quite numerous.
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) August 30, 2019
Change your last name to McCarthy and save us some time.
— Rob Laurich (@rlaurich) August 31, 2019
At the top of the list will be Eric “Honest, I didn’t play Joe McCarthy, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express” McCormack. #TheTolerantLeft
— Damian Karras (@joeschmo1616) August 31, 2019
Dude, you’re the 21st century version of Joe McCarthy. Hollywood needs another purge but this time it’s the socialists going of the deep end
— Ron Harris (@RonTiger36054) August 31, 2019
Trump and his supporters have been a target of this questionable comedy reboot.
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
In perhaps one of the greatest examples of what I like to call “Free Market Justice,” the rebooted series is being cancelled after its third season is over.
…[R]atings declined precipitously over the first season, which was an unrelenting collection of anti-Trump jokes.
Numbers did not improve from there, but the Emmy-winning show — which originally aired on NBC from 1998 to 2006 — had already been renewed for a third season.
Series co-creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan told The Post last year that the show will have more character — and less presidential — humor going forward.
“It will be topical, but not really, as far as Trump stuff.
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