After the UCLA campus was put on lockdown for an active shooter yesterday afternoon it’s no surprise that people flocked to social media to express their frustrations with gun control, as well as mourn the loss of two victims:
One celebrity, however, drew a bit of a shit storm when she tried to throw in her own two cents, and that celebrity would be Debra Messing. In a now-deleted tweet, Messing wrote “HORRENDOUS Watching news about shooting at UCLA with casualties while taking selfie 2bring awareness to Gun Violence,” and yes she included a fucking selfie:
I could go on and on about how this is a vapid grab for attention disguised as a sincere attempt at empathy, but comedian Anthony Jeselnik does a better job than I do:
In any case, Twitter was PISSED:
Realizing her gaffe, Messing later posted the following apology tweet…
…but that doesn’t mean everything was all hunky-dory again:
Oh, Twitter. What a stupid fucking soapbox you are.
[H/T Daily Mail]