Alyssa Milano is facing backlash from conservatives for comparing the red "Make America Great Again" hat to the white hood worn by members of the KKK.
"The red MAGA hat is the new white hood," Milano tweeted over the weekend. "Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself. #FirstThoughtsWhenIWakeUp."
The former 'Charmed' actress tweeted the message after a viral encounter between a group of Catholic high school students and a Native American elder on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The students were wearing MAGA hats.
Conservatives have been asking the actress to apologize. She responded today saying she would instead write an op-ed:
Apparently, I’m in “hot water” and facing “backlash”.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 22, 2019
So...I’m going to do what any thoughtful human with a platform would do...write an op-ed.
Stay tuned. https://t.co/p8TD7OBUBF