'Will and Grace' Star Debra Messing 'Regrets' Going on 'Today' After Megyn Kelly's Gay Comments


'Will and Grace' Star Debra Messing 'Regrets' Going on 'Today' After Megyn Kelly's Gay Comments


'Regret going on. Dismayed by her comments,' wrote the Emmy-winning actress on an Instagram comment after a fan asked her why she appeared on 'the Megyn Kelly show.'
If you're shocked by Megyn Kelly's remarks during Monday, September 26 interview on "Today" with the cast of "Will & Grace", you're not alone. One of the stars of the revival, Debra Messing, admitted that she regretted appearing on the show's premiere, in which host Kelly made controversial comments about the comedy's gay fan.

Debra took to her Instagram account to share a snap of cucumbers from "Today" green room which she simply captioned, "Snack time! #presstour." One fan wrote in the comment section, asking the Emmy-winning actress why she appeared "on the Megyn Kelly show" and calling it "fail." In response to the question, Debra explained, "honestly I didn't know it was MK until that morning. The itinerary just said Today Show appearance. Regret going on. Dismayed by her comments."

Snack time! #presstour

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During the episode, Kelly invited a superfan of the comedy named Russel Turner to meet Debra alongside co-stars Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. The 46-year-old host later asked in a joking manner, "Is it true that you became a lawyer--and you became gay--because of Will [McCormack's character on 'Will & Grace']?" Turner responded, "I look at Will Truman, I'm like, 'He has it made': lawyer, best apartment in New York City, and gay? Come on, trifecta."



The gay comments didn't stop there as Kelly told Turner, "I don't know about the lawyer thing, but the 'Will & Grace' thing and the gay thing is going to work out." The former Fox News host was criticized online following the "gay thing" comments, though an insider at the taping claimed, "She was obviously making a joke, that was clear to the 'superfan' - who was ecstatic, and the audience. It became even clearer when she spent much of the interview asking the show's creators how proud they were of the positive social impact of 'Will & Grace' and the progress it brought about for gay rights."


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