Debra Messing Explains Tweet about Kim on SNL

Debra Messing has issued an apology and provided an explanation for her viral SNL tweet a few weeks back in which she questioned why Kim Kardashian was picked to host.

“What makes you think of Kim Kardashian?” I mean, I get she’s a cultural figure, but SNL usually has hosts who are performers promoting a film, TV show, or record release. Is there something I’m overlooking?” When SNL revealed that Kim will be presenting an early October show in late September, Debra tweeted.

Debra appeared on Tamron Hall’s show to tell her side of the story

“Well, I wasn’t trying to troll her, and I apologize if it came off that way,” she explained. “I never intended for that to happen. She is the cause of this phenomenon. She is, after all, a cultural icon. ‘SNL’ was a part of my childhood. I enjoy comedies, and they’ve had this formula for decades. And I observed that the recipe had changed, and I thought to myself, “Oh, does she have a new TV program coming out?” Is there a book in the works for her? ‘Is she in a film?’ And there was nothing coming out of her mouth. Her TV show, in fact, had just ended. As a result, I was perplexed.”

“You know I’ve been living under a rock,” Debra continued. I don’t know what’s going on in the world of pop culture. ‘All right,’ I said. Is there something she’s been up to on the side that I’m not aware of because I’ve been so preoccupied with activism?’ And it was plainly understood in a different way. I was watching her and thinking she was incredible, and I was rooting for her. If you know me or follow me on social media, you know that I am a strong supporter of women. I am a strong supporter of women. So, you know, I think everyone understands that wasn’t my intention.”