“Whoopi Goldberg harkened back to the anticommunist “Red Scare” as she criticized Debra Messing and Eric McCormack on The View this week for pushing for the release of names of people attending a fundraiser for President Donald Trump in Beverly Hills, California.
“On Friday Messing, 51, retweeted an article about the event published by The Hollywood Reporter and wrote, “Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know.”
“She was following the lead of McCormack, 56, her Will & Grace costar who previously tweeted, “Hey, @THR, kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with. Thx.”
“Their requests, however, were slammed by Goldberg, 63, who argued on The View that such information would become a list that could be used to extreme ends.
“She said disclosing who Trump’s supporters were was similar to the mid-century Hollywood blacklist of suspected communists.”
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