It’s time to make America gay again.
And Debra Messing’s fire acceptance speech for Excellence in Media at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday may be the perfect place to start.
Equal part hilarious and scathing, the actress, who recently signed on for the impending Will & Grace revival, didn’t mince words in her call to action. Especially not when it came to Ivanka Trump.
“There is someone I would like to make a direct appeal to this evening: The Secretary of State, Ivanka Trump,” said Messing. “Ivanka, girlfriend, what are you doing? Come on, it’s me Deb, let’s talk for a second, one Jewish mother to another. It is not enough to simply say that women’s issues are important to you, it’s time to do something.”
She continued: “Ivanka, you can change the lives of millions of women and children just by telling your dad stories about real people who are suffering,” she continued. “Ivanka, please, please stop blindly defending your father and start defending what you say you believe. Ivanka, we know you love the guy who does your hair color, it’s good by the way, so do right by your colorist. And by all of us.”
Then, adding an even more specific suggestion, Messing said, “If you get Steve Bannon out of your dad’s office, I bet we’ll put you back in Nordstroms.”
The entire nine-minute speech is well worth your time, and not just for the savage reads like this: “It is time to make American gay again. Someone’s gotta take down Mother Pence. Talk about a low hanging fruit.”