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Debra Messing Wants ‘Intersectional Gender Parity’

Or did she say ‘parody’?

Appearing on the red carpet before last night’s Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, Debra Messing placed a call to arms for “intersectional gender parity.”

The actress known almost exclusively for her role as a lonely, co-dependent roommate on TV’s Will & Grace joined other celebrities in wearing black to the awards show, allegedly in support of the victims of sexual abuse in Hollywood that were exposed over months of bombshell allegations last year.

“Time is up. We want diversity. We want intersectional gender parity, we want equal pay,” Messing told E! News host Giuliana Rancic.

Messing then turned on the network she was being interviewed by and mentioned former E! News host Catt Sadler, who recently nuked her career after quitting over false accusations that she made less than half the salary of her male counterpart, Jason Kennedy.

“I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts. I miss Catt Sadler, and so we stand with her. And that’s something that can change tomorrow. We want people to start having this conversation that women are just as valuable as men, ” Messing said. 

Last year, Sadler danced in the pages of the New York Times, People, and elsewhere claiming sexism at E! News. After those claims were solidly rebuked by many in the company, Sadler issued a statement acknowledging, “there are men and women all throughout [the company] that are paid the same. It’s about the equality of one’s contributions and it’s about the equality of somebody’s past resume and what gets them to that moment. If apples are apples, that’s where the equality must exist.”

Messing, the sitcom actress and pret-a-porter activist, has spent much of the last year turning up at left-wing political rallies and speaking out against President Trump and conservatives. 

After a shooting at a church in Texas last year, Messing took to Twitter to call for a ban on all “gun stocks.” 

She meant bump stocks. 

Feature image via Page Six

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