Debra Messing Receives Backlash After Posting A Selfie Amid UCLA Shooting News

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What unfortunate timing…

As we reported, UCLA went on lockdown after a murder-suicide occurred at the university’s Engineering IV building. The incident claimed the lives of two men.

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When word broke out about the tragedy, Debra Messing just so happened to be participating in a campaign raising awareness for gun violence. When the actress saw the breaking news, she posted a selfie on Twitter to illustrate her point about the danger of guns.

The Will & Grace star wrote and then deleted :

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Almost immediately, the 47-year-old received backlash from social media users who thought her photo was insensitive and in poor taste.

She clarified:


However, the New York-native eventually apologized, and said she was horrified how her message could be seen as insulting to those affected by the shooting.


Ultimately, we just want all of this senseless violence to end!

[Image via WENN.]

Jun 1, 2016 10:25pm PDT

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