Kim Kardashian dissed by Will & Grace’s Debra Messing as actress questions ‘WHY’ reality star was named SNL host

DEBRA Messing dissed Kim Kardashian after the reality star was announced as an upcoming host on Saturday Night Live.

The Will & Grace actress, 53, blasted the idea that Kim, 40, should be headlining the late-night sketch series over someone more deserving and with more to promote.


Kim Kardashian has been tapped as a host for Saturday Night Live’s upcoming seasonCredit: Getty – Contributor
Debra Messing slammed the announcement of Kim as an SNL host


Debra Messing slammed the announcement of Kim as an SNL hostCredit: NBC

NBC announced on Wednesday the first set of hosts and musical guests lined up for SNL’s upcoming 47th season.

Owen Wilson is kicking things off as host with Kacey Musgraves performing on October 2, with Kim and Halsey following it up on October 9.

Rami Malek and Young Thug are on the line-up for October 16, while October 23 will feature Jason Sudeikis and Brandi Carlile.

Debra could understand the other hosts landing the coveted gig, but she had a hard time accepting Kim’s participation.

She dissed the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star on Twitter, asking: “Why Kim Kardashian?” 

The actress continued: “I mean, I know she is a cultural icon, but SNL has hosts, generally, who are performers who are there to promote a film, TV show, or album launch. 

“Am I missing something?”

The Mysteries of Laura star was far from the only one confused about the news, with many fans wondering why SNL chose Kim to host one its episodes.

One questions: “Kim K, really????”

Another fan stated: “Why do we give platforms to the Kardashians? What about her says “funny?”

A third person added: “What? Halsey can’t host and sing anymore? Boo!”

Back in August, a source told KNEWZ.COM that Kim and her mom Kris Jenner were recently seen having a meeting with SNL creator Lorne Michaels in Los Angeles.

The insider added: “Lorne Michael was recently spotted at the Beverly Hills Hotel deep in discussions with Kim, and her momager-manager, Kris.”

The source continued: “Lorne wants her to do the show.”

When the reality star takes to the stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, it won’t be the first time a reality star has graced the SNL stage.

Kim’s gal pal Paris Hilton hosted back in 2005 and Donald Trump hosted while running for president back in 2015.

Fans were last up in arms over an SNL host when NBC announced Elon Musk, who is good friends with Kim’s ex Kanye West, was taking on the role for an episode.

Kim first met Kanye West, 44, in 2003 but the pair didn’t start dating until 2012 and married two years later.

Kim filed for divorce back in February after seven years of marriage.

The exes share four children together: North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star signed up for the gig after she had a 'secret meeting' with producer Lorne Michaels


The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star signed up for the gig after she had a ‘secret meeting’ with producer Lorne MichaelsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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