The popular American actress Whoopi Goldberg harshly criticized the actors of “Will and Grace” for asking for the publication of the list of Hollywood professionals who support President Trump.
Social networks exploded last week when Eric McCormack asked in a tweet for the names of those attending a fundraising gala for President Donald Trump’s campaign scheduled for Sept. 17.
The actor, who plays Truman Will in the comedy “Will and Grace,” said, “Hey, The Hollywood Reporter, kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with.”
For her part, Debra Messing, who plays Grace in the series, joined the Twitter call saying, “Print a list of all attendees, please. The public has a right to know.”
Faced with this, Whoopi Goldberg, the popular protagonist of “Sister Act” or “Ghost,” exploded during a program on the TV channel ABC where she collaborates:
“The last time people did this people ended up killing themselves. This is not a good idea. Your idea of who you don’t want to work with is your personal business. Do not encourage people to print out lists, because the next list that comes out, your name will be on [it] and then people will be coming after you,” Goldberg said.
“We had something called a blacklist, and a lot of really good people were accused of stuff. Nobody cared whether it was true or not. They were accused. And they lost their right to work,” she added.
“In this country, people can vote for who they want to. That is one of the great rights of this country. You don’t have to like it, but we don’t go after people because we don’t like who they voted for. We don’t go after them that way. We can talk about issues and stuff, but we don’t print out lists.”