It seems everyone has something to say about #Donald Trump, the controversial#Republican nominee for President. Even among non-politicians (i.e. #celebrities, musicians), the debates over "The Donald" are still going strong. Twitter users were reminded of this yesterday when actress Debra Messing criticized country musician Blake Shelton on the site. Shelton had recently discussed his thoughts on Trump in a Billboard Magazine article, saying "Whether you love him or hate him, he says what he thinks, and he has proven that you don't always have to be so afraid." This comment drew the ire of Messing, who responded on her Twitter page, "Omg.

How? @gwenstefani please talk to your man to not vote for the person who will strip you of your rights." The tweet was later deleted, while Shelton's response is still up on his page.

A Messy affair

Messing has since apologized to Shelton, saying her passions temporarily overwhelmed her judgment. Though the country crooner accepted her apology, the short feud underscores the reactions to Donald Trump's popularity.

Numerous Celebrities, including Meryl Streep and Scott Baio, have declared sides in the battle between Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. Messing is a fervent Clinton supporter, posting frequent updates about news related to the candidate and the DNC. Most of the backlash against Messing is related to her telling Shelton's girlfriend, singer Gwen Stefani, to convince him not to vote for Trump.

People have seen this as intrusive and forcibly trying to change the country star's mind, instead of letting him voicing his honest opinion. "It wasn't her place to tell Gwen to talk to him," wrote Twitter user wlft1. "Deb shouldn't have tagged her, or even involved herself on Twitter."

The persistence of Donald Trump (and Celebrities)

No matter how you feel about him, it's clear that Donald Trump isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Now that the DNC is over, the struggle between candidates is only going to intensify. Twitter has already become a fertile battleground for both nominees to trade insults, like Clinton telling Trump to delete his account. Celebrity tiffs like these are seemingly shrinking in importance, at least when compared to the bigger situation. Of course, they can still highlight important issues, such as knowing one's boundaries online. Shelton was ultimately gracious in accepting Messing's apology, saying he wouldn't endorse anyone.

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