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    Milano’s criticism came as her target, Jennifer Rubin, claimed that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam needs to step down over his controversial yearbook photo and be replaced by a Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, whom she described as a ”dynamic, eloquent African American”.

    Hollywood celebrity Alyssa Milano delivered a verbal bashing to journalist Jennifer Rubin for what she called “systemic deep-rooted racism” the latter allegedly exposed in the Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s photo controversy.

    Earlier, Northram ended up facing a barrage of criticism and was called to resign after a picture from his 1984 medical school yearbook emerged, featuring two persons – one of them wearing blackface, the other clad in a KKK robe. One of the two students is allegedly Northram himself.

    The governor, however, has disputed these allegations, although earlier he acknowledged that he was in the photo.

    Echoing the resignation calls, Rubin noted that "Lt. Gov is dynamic, eloquent African American", and it was her choice of words that attracted Milano’s ire.

    ​Some social media users were left visibly amused by Milano’s verbal jab.

    ​A number of people were also quick to recall ex-Vice President Joe Biden’s description of former President Barack Obama.

    Others, however, appeared to agree with Milano’s reasoning.


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