Debra Messing apologizes for disrespecting Kim Kardashian’s ‘SNL’ status

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debra messing apology kim snl Kim Kardashian connected "Saturday Night Live" inset with Debra Messing and her arguable tweet. NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Emmy victor Debra Messing is inactive dealing with the fallout from questioning Kim Kardashian’s “SNL”-worthiness.

The notoriously outspoken actress, 53, has apologized for a September tweet asking wherefore Kardashian, 40, was chosen to big “Saturday Night Live.” Messing appeared connected “Tamron Hall” Wednesday to publically apologize and sermon the kerfuffle and her absorption aft watching the show.

“Why Kim Kardashian?” Messing’s tweet work up of Kardashian’s well-received “SNL” appearance. “I mean, I cognize she is simply a taste icon, but ‘SNL’ has hosts, generally, who are performers who are determination to beforehand a film, TV show, oregon medium launch.”

On Hall’s show, she explained that she had nary volition of bullying the billionaire and was simply wondering wherefore “SNL” had chosen to interruption with its contented of booking performers with thing to promote. 

“Well, I was not intending to troll her and you cognize if anybody took it that way, I apologize,” Messing told Hall, successful an effort to prevention face. “That was ne'er my intention. She is this phenomenon. I mean, you know, she is simply a taste icon.”

She went connected to explicate that she “grew up with ‘SNL.’ I emotion comedy, and they person had, for decades, this benignant of formula. And I noticed that they changed the formula, and I was like, ‘Oh, does she person a caller TV amusement coming out? Does she person a publication coming out? Is she successful a movie?’ And she didn’t person thing coming out.”

The information that “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” recently wrapped further confused the “Will & Grace” star, who admits she has been “living nether a rock” and doesn’t “have my digit connected the pulse of popular culture” arsenic she’s “been truthful focused connected activism.”

After watching Kim’s episode, though, Messing admits she was wholly incorrect astir her hosting abilities.

“I watched her and I thought she was amazing, and I was rooting for her,” Messing said. “If you cognize me, and you travel me, past you cognize that I consistently assistance up women. I enactment women. So you know, I anticipation that radical recognize that was ne'er my intention.”