The The 53-year-old actress addressed fake members of “Unite the Right” planted in front of Virginia on Twitter on Friday Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin camper bus against Trump the group The Lincoln Project.
“Wait, what ???” Messing she wrote in her response, which prompted many commentators to point out that the article was in fact a fake.
Soon after, “Will & Grace“Alum explained that she didn’t actually get caught up in the joke, but merely showed the point.
When a Twitter user called the starlet “stupid” because she fell for an “obvious prank,” she replied.
“Oh, I didn’t fall for it, nor do I approve of it, but the point is, Republicans are still defending the Nazis with tiki torches in #Charlottesville,” Messing tweeted. “And now there has been a false outrage because they don’t want voters to be reminded of their most loyal (and welcome) supporters.”
The star referred to “Join the right “meeting of the white race held in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017. It was attended by a number of alt-right political groups.
A protester was killed when a man drove a car into a crowd of people and severely beat another.
On Friday, The Lincoln Project admitted to planting five people dressed in white shirts and persimmons while holding a tiki torch ahead of Youngkin’s campaign. The group’s clothing was similar to that worn by some of the 2017 rally participants.
“Today’s demonstration was our way of reminding Virginians what happened in Charlottesville four years ago, that the Republican Party accepted these values and that Glenn Youngkin did not condemn it,” The Lincoln Project wrote in a press release.
“The Lincoln project has posted ads highlighting the hatred that has erupted in Charlottesville and Glenn Youngkin’s constant failure to condemn‘ very good people on both sides ’of Donald Trump,” the group said in a statement. “We will continue to draw this contrast in streaming videos, on our social media platforms, and at Youngkin rallies.”
Breck Dumas of Fox News contributed to this report.