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Viewers slam Will & Grace revival for being too anti-Trump

Viewers slammed the premiere episode of NBC’s Will & Grace revival that aired on Thursday for being too anti-Trump.

In the first new episode of the comedy to air in 11 years, the cast calls First Lady Melania Trump a ‘hostage’, refers to Midwesterners as people who didn’t eat vegetables until Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign and makes numerous references to the 2016 presidential election.

But the main premise of the episode surrounds titular character Grace Adler, played by Debra Messing, receiving a job redecorating the Oval Office because Trump has referred to it as a ‘real dump’.

Viewers slammed the premiere episode of NBC’s Will & Grace revival that aired on Thursday for being too anti-Trump (Pictured, left, Eric McCormack as Will Truman, and right, Debra Messing as Grace Adler)

One of the jokes had Grace (right) getting a bag of Cheetos to compare it Donald Trump's skin tone

One of the jokes had Grace (right) getting a bag of Cheetos to compare it Donald Trump’s skin tone

Another joke  included character Karen Walker, played by Megan Mullally (pictured), mocking Kellyanne Conway's infamous couch photo

Another joke  included character Karen Walker, played by Megan Mullally, mocking Kellyanne Conway's infamous couch photo (pictured)

Another joke included character Karen Walker, played by Megan Mullally (left), mocking Kellyanne Conway’s infamous couch photo (right)

This landed the characters in the White House where the jabs came in droves.

Jokes included character Karen Walker, played by Megan Mullally, mocking Kellyanne Conway’s infamous couch photo, and Grace getting a bag of Cheetos to compare it Donald Trump’s skin tone.

Grace is also told Trump wants his the Oval Office ‘to look like he’s there from time to time’.

And when the cast leaves, they place a ‘Make American Gay Again’ hat on the corner of the office chair.

The main premise of the episode surrounds Grace receiving a job redecorating the Oval Office because Trump has referred to it as a 'real dump' (Pictured, left to right: Kate Micucci as Page, Mullally as Karen, McCormack as Will, and Messing as Grace)

The main premise of the episode surrounds Grace receiving a job redecorating the Oval Office because Trump has referred to it as a ‘real dump’ (Pictured, left to right: Kate Micucci as Page, Mullally as Karen, McCormack as Will, and Messing as Grace)

The end of the episode has the cast place a 'Make American Gay Again' hat on the corner of the office chair (pictured)

The end of the episode has the cast place a ‘Make American Gay Again’ hat on the corner of the office chair (pictured)

One critic called the show 'a lazy way to take shots at the president for the entire length of the show' (Pictured, Donald Trump on Friday)

One critic called the show ‘a lazy way to take shots at the president for the entire length of the show’ (Pictured, Donald Trump on Friday)

Conservatives viewers took to Twitter to react, with many noting that they wouldn’t tune in again because they were offended by the show’s politics.

‘Can we just have a show without politics [?] Disappointed nothing is entertaining anymore. Won’t watch again,’ wrote one Twitter user.

‘#WillAndGrace is a liberal cesspool mocking white Americans who vote for Trump. It’s garbage, just like every left wing show. Pathetic,’ tweeted another. 

Another user attacked the joke hat left at the end of the episode: ‘That Make America Gay Again Hat will certainly get Trump tweeting and Repubs boycotting.’

One user mocked the show’s name, writing: ‘#WillAndGrace WAS our favorite show. New show is PATHETIC & should be called #WillAndDisgrace. @WillAndGrace is now just a tool for hate.’

Conservatives viewers took to Twitter to react, with many noting that they wouldn't tune in again because they were offended by the show's politics

Conservatives viewers took to Twitter to react, with many noting that they wouldn’t tune in again because they were offended by the show’s politics

Both People and The Hollywood Reporter published a list of all the times the show ripped Trump.

The premiere episode did well in the ratings, with 10.2 million viewers tuning in, making it the most-watched scripted show on television Thursday night and NBC’s most-watched Thursday comedy telecast in 10 years.

But not all critics were impressed. Amelia Hamilton of The Media Research Center blasted the episode, calling the storyline ‘a lazy way to take shots at the president for the entire length of the show’ and said it was embarrassing.

‘Hollywood still hasn’t realized that shows like this do nothing but help Donald Trump,’ Hamilton wrote. 

‘When will Hollywood learn that they’re basically running his reelection campaign by doing this?’ 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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