Actress Debra Messing proudly posted a photo of her teenage son sitting down through the national anthem.
New York, NY – Actress Debra Messing praised her 13-year-old son for his decision to sit while the national anthem played at a New York Rangers hockey game on Wednesday.
The “Will and Grace” star was quick to seek public approval for the teen, Roman Zelman, and posted an image of his “protest” to her Facebook page.
In the post, Messing outlined the conversation she and Zelman had before she agreed to let him remain seated.
“’Please stand for the pledge of allegiance.’
Son: ‘Mom, I want to sit down in protest. Can we do that?’
Me: ‘Yes, honey. We can do that.’”
The photo showcased her child, who had his hand over his heart, as he sat behind a row of standing hockey fans.
“Whose crying? I’m not crying,” Messing posted in the photo caption.
She also tagged the picture with #BLM to ensure that Black Lives Matter supporters would know of her son’s supposed strong virtues, the Independent Journal Review reported.
Messing has supported those who kneel during the national anthem in the past, The Daily Caller reported.
In September, she posted a link that showed Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) as she knelt with NFL players.
“Teary… this is amazing,” Messing wrote.
Teary… this is amazing. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/EFsFPMJ9DS
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) September 26, 2017
Messing has long been an outspoken about her liberal beliefs, and has frequently shared her views via her social media accounts.
In July of 2016, she posted her thoughts regarding a man’s anti-police video.
“This is Painful, but IMPORTANT,” Messing wrote.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) July 12, 2016
And in November, she tweeted a cartoon that blamed the NRA for the mass church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 6, 2017
Messing was also a featured speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.