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People Are Applauding Debra Messing For Calling Out E! On Its Own Red Carpet Show

"I think she just set the tone for the night..."

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Like many of tonight's nominees and guests, Debra Messing just arrived at the Golden Globe Awards in all black to support the Time's Up initiative and the #MeToo movement.

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When Debra began her interview with host Giuliana Rancic, Giuliana explained that this year she was asking "Why are you wearing black tonight?" instead of the usual "Who are you wearing?"

E!

Debra started out by explaining her outfit choice: "I am wearing black to thank and honor all of the brave whistleblowers who came forward and shared their stories of harassment and assault."

E!

But after that, Debra boldly decided to call out the network over their wage inequality: "I was shocked to hear that E! doesn't believe in paying their female cohosts the same as their male cohosts. I miss Catt Sadler."

Here's @DebraMessing being the MESSINGEST (compliment!) calling out E! for the @IAmCattSadler equal pay disaster on… https://t.co/6w0SJVIipl

ICYMI, former E! host Catt Sadler left the network last month when she found out her male costar Jason Kennedy was making nearly twice her salary.

People on Twitter were losing their minds over Debra's decision to use her interview time that way:

Debra Messing just said on E! that she was sad to hear that E! doesn't pay their female co-hosts the same as their… https://t.co/gpTqNXUu6l

BRAVO to Debra Messing for literally calling out E!'s lack of wage parity ON E! - J #GoldenGlobes

I just love how Debra Messing called out E! While doing an interview with E! #GoldenGlobes

Debra Messing calling out E! for unequal pay on E! #goldenglobes

DEBRA MESSING CALLING OUT E!’s GENDER WAGE GAP DURING AN E! INTERVIEW WE LOVE A LEGEND #GoldenGlobes

.@DebraMessing calling out what E! did to @IAmCattSadler ON E! is bold and beautiful and exactly what this #GoldenGlobes is about.

Bravo Debra Messing for dragging E! news while appearing on E! news. I think she just set the tone for the night. #GoldenGlobes

Debra wrapped the big moment with the following statement: "We stand with her — that's something that can change tomorrow. We want people to start having this conversation that women are just as valuable as men." Well, that's one iconic way to get the conversation started. 👏 👏 👏

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