Actress Debra Messing Moved To Tears By Son's Choice To Sit For Anthem

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.

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.

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Shame on you Debra Messing! You must talk a lot about that around your house instead of your son enjoying his childhood he's home listening to you complain!! Very sad !! Pack your shit up and move out of the USA your all dried up anyway!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a Nice Day SMH


And yes, I do think that it's going to an extreme to sit down or kneel for the national anthem just to protest police policy. I wonder how it got to this point, did we skip a bunch of conversation to get here?


It's obvious the left wants a war with the right. They think they can disarm the right first before beginning. Not going to happen. What's weird is that the police think that they are some kind of vanguard of the right - demanding police accountability is not a left/right issue. While I respect the sacrifices of police when they do crazy things like getting between protesters from the respective wings of the divide (not required), and respect police who actually take on risks to themselves, I do NOT respect going to extremes of enforcement just to lessen risk to yourself slightly.


I do not mind people exercising the 1st amendment, but the bullshit encouragement of government to disarm its populace has to stop.