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.
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.
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.
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.
And in November, she tweeted a cartoon that blamed the NRA for the mass church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Messing was also a featured speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.