Debra Messing delivered a call to action -- and a special message to Ivanka Trump -- during her acceptance speech at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards in NYC on Saturday.
While picking up her trophy for the organization's Excellence in Media Award, she called out Donald Trump's daughter by name, urging her to do more. It should be noted Ivanka was not in attendance at the event.
"There is someone I would like to make a direct appeal to this evening: the Secretary of State, Ivanka Trump," said Messing. "Ivanka, girlfriend, what are you doing? Come on, it's me Deb, let's talk for a second, one Jewish mother to another. It is not enough to simply say that women's issues are important to you, it's time to do something."
"Ivanka, you can change the lives of millions of women and children just by telling your dad stories about real people who are suffering," she continued. "Ivanka, please, please stop blindly defending your father and start defending what you say you believe. Ivanka, we know you love the guy who does your hair color, it's good by the way, so do right by your colorist. And by all of us."
"Imagine how you'll feel sitting at Passover cedar if you can tell your children that you've fought for justice and freedom," Messing added. "It'll make you feel richer than owning all the golf courses in the world. The country wants to support you. If you get Steve Bannon out of your dad's office, I bet we'll put you back in Nordstroms."
During her 9-minute speech, Messing also said now is the perfect time for "Will & Grace" to return to the air.
"The country needs excellence in media. Now more than ever, we have to go to work, which is why I'm so happy Will & Grace is coming back in September," she said. "It is time to make American gay again. Someone's gotta take down Mother Pence. Talk about a low hanging fruit."
"I know that we'll make people laugh, but I hope we'll make people think too," Messing added. "Our Democracy and humanity have been under attack, but unless you are an unenlightened, cisgendered, straight male, you are a target. That means that makes us all a target. Right now, there is a a very bad and very orange man in our White House. At least a few days a month."
She ended her speech with a call to action.
"Make no mistake: When we make noise, they pay attention," she rallied. "We have a lot to do, but I'm not going to stop. I don't want to stop and I know you won't stop, either. Because at the end of the day, it's our responsibility to look out for one another. It's the American way. So we rise! And together with grit and hope, we will celebrate America at its most beautiful and free. Thank you so much for this magnificent honor."