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Actress Debra Messing Praises Son, 13, for Protesting Anthem

Actress Debra Messing Praises Son, 13, for Protesting Anthem
Actor Debra Messing kneels before her star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. (Willy Sanjuan/AP)

By    |   Monday, 01 January 2018 06:52 PM

Actress Debra Messing on Instagram last week praised her 13-year-old son for sitting in protest during the national anthem at a hockey game, prompting online outrage, according to Fox News.

Messing was attending a New York Rangers game with her son last Wednesday when he asked to sit during the singing of the national anthem. Her post featured a photo of him holding his hand over his heart while seated and was captioned:

"Please stand for the Star Spangled Banner.

"Son: 'Mom, I want to sit down in protest. Can we do that?'

"Me: 'Yes, honey. We can do that.'

"Who's crying? I'm not crying. #BLM"

Messing in the past has defended athletes who kneel during the anthem, a trend which began last year with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Some posters commented "disgusting" and "sickening" on Messing's Instagram feed.

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