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Debra Messing Explains Why She Tweeted That Seemingly Shady Message About Kim Kardashian & 'SNL'

Debra Messing Explains Why She Tweeted That Seemingly Shady Message About Kim Kardashian & 'SNL'

Debra Messing is apologizing and offering an explanation over her viral SNL tweet from a few weeks ago that asked why Kim Kardashian was chosen to host.

“Why Kim Kardashian? I mean, I know she is a cultural icon, but SNL has hosts, generally, who are performers who are there to promote a film, TV show, or album launch. Am I missing something?” Debra tweeted in late September when SNL announced that Kim would be hosting an early October show.

Click inside to read what Debra is saying now…

Debra went on the Tamron Hall show and explained her side of things.

“Well, I was not intending to troll her and if anybody took it that way, I apologize,” she said. “That was never my intention. She is this phenomenon. I mean, she is a cultural icon. I am someone who grew up with ‘SNL’. I love comedy, and they have had, for decades, this sort of formula. And I noticed that they changed the formula, and I was like, ‘Oh, does she have a new TV show coming out? Does she have a book coming out? Is she in a movie?’ And she didn’t have anything coming out. Actually her TV show had just wrapped. So I was just confused.”

Debra continued, “You know I have been living under a rock. I don’t have my finger on the pulse of pop culture. So I was like, ‘Okay. Has she been doing something on the side that I’m not aware of because I’ve been so focused on activism?’ And clearly, it was interpreted differently. I watched her and I thought she was amazing, and I was rooting for her. If you know me, and you follow me, then you know that I consistently lift up women. I support women. So you know, I hope that people understand that was never my intention.”

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