Alyssa Milano: MAGA Hat Wearers Identify with ‘White Supremacy’ and ‘Misogyny’
'Charmed' star defended her negative comments on Covington Catholic High School kids in a piece for The Wrap
Actress and Democrat activist Alyssa Milano has doubled down on a recent statement she made calling Make America Great Again hats the “new white hood” — in reference to the attire infamously worn by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
She made her controversial statement about the Covington Catholic High School students who were captured in a video with Native-American activist Nathan Phillips in D.C. The MAGA hat-wearing students at first seemed to be harassing Phillips in an edited clip — but a full and complete video showed that the teenagers were themselves the victims of harassment.
The actual facts of the story somehow have been unimportant to many celebrities — Milano included.
“Here’s the thing: I was right,” Milano wrote in a recent piece for The Wrap that defended her “white hood” comment.
She continued by refusing to apologize to the Covington students, including Nick Sandmann.
“So, I won’t apologize to these boys. Or anyone who wears that hat. But I will thank them. I will thank them for lighting a fire underneath the conversation about systemic racism and misogyny in this country and the role President Donald Trump has had in cultivating it and making it acceptable,” the actress wrote.
She later judged all Trump supporters and MAGA hat-wearers with a blanket statement.
“Let me be clear: I’m not saying everyone who voted for Trump is a racist. I’m saying that everyone who proudly wears the red hat identifies with an ideology of white supremacy and misogyny. Everyone who proudly wears those hats gives a tacit endorsement for the hatred and the violence we’ve seen these past few years,” she wrote.
“I’m sorry for the decades and decades of oppression and abuses people of color have faced in this country. I’m sorry that as part of a privileged white majority we did not stop this [Trump] administration from happening.”
Sadly, she is not alone among certain leftists in holding those beliefs.
She actually included an apology later. She directed that apology at minorities — and about white privilege.
“Still, you know what? I am sorry. I’m sorry for the decades and decades of oppression and abuses people of color have faced in this country. I’m sorry that as part of a privileged white majority we did not stop this [Trump] administration from happening,” she wrote. “I’m sorry to those who have suffered at the hands of the Red Hats and the policies their leadership implements. See, I’m not apologizing to the Red Hats. I’m apologizing for them.”
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