“Will & Grace” star Debra Messing called out NBC, the show’s own network, on Twitter for airing a controversial ad — approved by President Donald Trump — during their weekly “Sunday Night Football” broadcast. The ad in question tied the current South American migrant caravan to an undocumented Mexican immigrant and convicted murderer Luis Bracamontes.
In the tweet, Debra did not mince words:
While NBC ran the highly politicized commercial, CNN publicly denounced its content when Donald Trump Jr. called them out for refusing to do so.
Following backlash, an NBC spokesperson has now issued a statement. “After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible.”