By Zachary Leeman | March 11, 2019
Actress and Democrat activist Alyssa Milano sent out what was arguably the most bizarre tweet on International Women’s Day.
She even ended up apologizing for it later.
The “Charmed” star began the day by sending out the typical “attempt to be woke” message we see from celebrities every single day.
“My transgender sisters! I am celebrating YOU this #NationalWomensDay!” tweeted Milano.
A user then asked the actress if she was transgender —and Milano’s response was confusing, irritating, logic-defying, and, above all, priceless.
“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,” she wrote.
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. https://t.co/znkQizV37k
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 9, 2019
The tweet brought mocking on Milano’s head from people on both sides of the political aisle.
“You are a rich, white celeb who’s the worst type of feminist,” wrote musician Joy Villa in response.
WTF That’s not how it works @Alyssa_Milano
You don’t get to identify as it just because you empathize.
Ur not gay, who’s been through that life.
Ur not a person of color, been through it.
You are a rich, white celeb who’s the worst type of feminist
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) March 10, 2019
“Justified” star and “Gosnell” director Nick Searcy called out Milano for her attempt to be a victim.
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) March 11, 2019
Check out some other reactions below:
Look you could have said "I support" rather than "I am." Because at the end of the day, you will never face the difficulties a trans woman, or a black woman, or a lesbian will. So saying "I am" comes off as condescending & gross
— 🌻Elle 🐈 Gato🌻 (@ellle_em) March 9, 2019
You are diminishing trans, immigrant,lesbian, gay, disabled, when you are none of those. Please don't diminish their value. You are making them feel small.
— A.J. Mckinnon 👿 (@toben41) March 9, 2019
After being called out enough, Milano addressed the quote — and apologized for offending anyone.
“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,” the actress wrote.
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This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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