Similar to the remainder of us, Debra Messing was impressed by Kim Kardashian‘s Saturday Night time Reside internet hosting gig. Nevertheless, the actress admits she was “confused” at first by the present’s selection of emcee.

The truth is, the Will & Grace alum made headlines for her response to the information after it was introduced in September. “Why Kim Kardashian?” Messing tweeted at the time. “I imply, I do know she is a cultural icon, however SNL has hosts, usually, who’re performers who’re there to advertise a movie, TV present, or album launch. Am I lacking one thing?”

The tweet rapidly went viral. Whereas some sided with Messing, others defended Kardashian and pointed to her empires and actuality TV profession. However through the Oct. 20 episode of the Tamron Corridor Present, Messing made it clear she meant no disrespect. 

“I used to be not desiring to troll her,” she stated. “And you recognize, if anyone took it that method, I apologize. That was by no means my intention. She is that this phenomenon. I imply, you recognize, she is a cultural icon.”