DEBRA Messing said in a tweet that she hopes Donald Trump becomes the "most popular boyfriend in prison" and is a "victim of violence."
The actress made the comments last week in response to the World Health Organization chief praising Germany for urging residents to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
“AMERICA. THIS is a LEADER,” she tweeted.
“[Donald Trump], you are weak, scared, stupid, inept, negligent, vindictive, narcissistic, criminal," she added.
"I hope you live a long life in prison where you become the most popular boyfriend to the all inmates."
Since making the comments, the Will and Grace star has received plenty of backlash with people dubbing her tweet as "homophobic."
"Maybe rethink this homophobic undertoned tweet?," one Twitter user wrote.
Another commented: "Wow, you’re quite the #homophobe. You just put a lot of gay youth at risk. Thanks for that."
Others asked her not to use "gay sex" as "derogatory," while another said plainly "you suck in a bad way."
However, despite the backlash, Messing appears to have stood by her comments.
Responding to a Daily Wire article that was posted to Twitter, Messing dubbed herself an "LGBTQIA ally."
"Let me be clear: I said nothing about LGBTQI/queer LOVE. Rape is an act of violence. Trump has perpetrated violence on hundreds of millions of people.
"My hope is (and this is the first time in my life) that the tables are turned and he is the victim of perpetrators," she said.
Messing then went on to delete the tweet, but people still hit out at her a second time.
Author Chad Felix Greene wrote: "I'm a gay man who was infected with HIV from rape.
"If your mind and soul are this small, hateful and petty, you have no place to pretend you are a good person.
"Exploiting this trauma to perpetuate your insane, irrational hallucinations and profound ignorance is offensive."
Others asked her to "seek help" and called her comments "insane."
Messing then published a follow-up tweet apologizing for her comments about the president.
"I'd like to say I have been an LGBTQIA ally for decades, and I was in no way referencing LGBTQI/queer love/sexuality.
"It is not my proudest moment, but 45 has victimized 100s of millions of ppl; I had wished the tables turned on him. I apologize for the offensive way I did it," she wrote.
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