This is what happens when white liberalism goes wrong.
In effort to have a witty response after being asked if she were transgender, actress Alyssa Milano aligned herself with everything she is not. She is now getting dragged to a Who's the Boss? hell.
After being asked if she were transgender, Milano responded with, "I’m trans. I’m a person of color. I’m an immigrant. I’m a lesbian. I’m a gay man. I’m the disabled. I’m everything. And so are you, Kirk. Don’t be afraid of what you don’t know or understand. No one wants to hurt you. We are all just looking for our happily ever after."
Twitter was quick to remind her that she is not. any of those things, but is actually a rich white woman who has been famous since she was a teenager. While Milano often uses her platform for good, she has made some major missteps, like initially claiming credit for starting the #MeToo movement and now this.
After being slammed for the comments, she doubled down even more and tweeted, "I’m glad this tweet invoked conversation. I’m so sorry it offended some. I see you and hear you. But just a reminder, empathy is not a bad thing. Nuance is important and literal interpretation is not always intended. And I can identify with and not identify as. Both are powerful."
Twitter showed no mercy, see below:
No. You are an advocate. Be ok with that. This isn’t the way to say you are with us.— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 9, 2019
You can’t just fake an experience you don’t have. You don’t navigate any space like these groups.
This is the “I don’t see color” approach which is oppression and erasure.
But my color is the first thing you see about me. When someone says that, it means I don’t acknowledge your culture or the system created to oppress non whites. It’s not good. We are not all the same and that’s okay to acknowledge.— Angela Davis’ Curl Pattern (@aroc__1987) March 10, 2019
If Alyssa Milano is a trans person of color immigrant gay and lesbian disabled person— Billy Benign (@blstlcic) March 10, 2019
Then I am Barrack Obama's half-brother raised on a goat farm named Juan
Alyssa Milano said she's trans, a person of color, disabled and a plethora of other things?!!!??!??!??!!! pic.twitter.com/QxGGUySxfu— Be my peace. (@connichameleon) March 9, 2019
Still thinking about the part in #USmovie when Lupita says she doesn’t do “talking” well while making an awkward gesture & Elisabeth Moss just says “I get that” and swigs her rosé and belittles her husband and shows Lupita nice photos in a magazine and ain’t that goals?— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) March 9, 2019
Hopefully, Alyssa Milano learned a lesson on this Sunday.
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