Actor Debra Messing has been slammed over reposting a tweet which boldly refers to Hillary Clinton as being a “modern-day Jesus” who was “betrayed and crucified” by Judas – also known as Bernie Sanders.
“Today @DebraMessing decided to share a tweet to her half-million followers accusing Bernie of being ‘Judas’ who ‘betrayed’ & ‘crucified’ the ‘modern-day Jesus’ (Hillary),” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.
It came after Messing shared this tweet on her feed, which was originally written in April 2017 by the Twitter handle @MadamClinton.
Hillary is the modern Jesus betrayed by Judas (Bernie Sanders) and crucified for spreading peace and love, the parallels are uncanny
— Master Beto (@MadamClinton) April 3, 2017
Greenwald went on to call Messing’s action “as ugly, bigoted, and toxic as anything anyone got fired for doing this year.”
He then sarcastically noted another “parallel” between Jesus and Hillary Clinton.
“A lot of people don’t know that Jesus charged massive speaking fees to speak to money-changers before wrecking their tables in the temple and then casting them out,” he said.
Clinton has been cast in the spotlight numerous times over the years for excessive fees collected for turning up at events and saying a few words. Some of her speeches after leaving the post of secretary of state paid $200,000 a pop. All in all, she’s made many millions on the speaking circuit.
Meanwhile, Greenwald wasn’t the only one who was angered by Messing’s retweet. One person questioned whether the tweet was satire.
Clinton was “crucified for spreading peace and love.” This tweet has to be satire, doesn’t it? No rational adult is that delusional. Unless it’s coming from a campaign operative who is paid to propagandize the naive.
— JL Taylor (@PoliticsScale) December 15, 2018
Another, well, they brought their grandpa’s farm into it.
More bullshit there than my grandad’s farm produces in a year!
— 🐍 6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣ (@Soddem_666) December 15, 2018
And then there was this pun.
GAWD her politics are a Hot Mess ing
— wintrynight Jordan (@riverjordan19) December 15, 2018
One person concluded that Messing simply can’t be considered “normal.”
A normal person doesn’t promote a tweet like that.
— Farmers for Bernie (@Farmers4Bernie) December 15, 2018
Others pointed out that Sanders would be the more likely candidate to be compared to Jesus.
Hillary is literally the complete opposite of Jesus.
— Man (@izzyrz) December 15, 2018
Messing has become a routine armchair activist when it comes to praising Clinton and slamming Trump, speaking out when Texas cut her name from a student curriculum and celebrating when a planned speech by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulous was canceled at Berkeley – despite the university being the birthplace of free speech.
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