Alyssa Milano’s Twitter offensive against the #GoFundTheWall campaign, set up to raise money for the wall on the US-Mexico border to curb illegal immigration, has gathered thousands of critical comments and re-tweets. In her post, she mocked the cause of the crowdfunding, which has already gathered over $13 million, implying that the money should be better spent on veterans.
Oh, yes! Let's #GoFundTheWall while not taking care of our veterans. Cool. Cool. Cool.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) 20 декабря 2018 г.
However, she happened to overlook the fact that the campaign had been started by a triple amputee veteran and Purple Heart recipient Brian Kolfage, who lost his limbs in a rocket strike in Iraq. This was immediately brought to her attention.
Kolfage himself has come down on her, calling for actions instead of ranting.
I’ve given more to veterans than you’ve ever given. My company @MilGradeCoffee gives 10% back to veteran charities. Put your money where your mouth is. Match it! #GoFundTheWall @RealJamesWoods @BreitbartNews @JenLawrence21 @Surabees @MarkDice @DeplorableChoir @lucasnolan_ https://t.co/so8HPXlh1d— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) 22 декабря 2018 г.
One of those, who volunteered to educate her, was US actor and producer James Woods, known for his support of conservative ideas.
Uh, this effort was initiated by a veteran, who not incidentally is a triple amputee. Just FYI… https://t.co/fJN0hT10eV— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) 21 декабря 2018 г.
You are one classy lady @Alyssa_Milano. You would think after you had to eat your words about @lsarsour, you would just keep your mouth shut about things you don’t know about.@BrianKolfage #GofundTheWall https://t.co/5EcgdiXx1W— Jennifer L Lawrence (@JenLawrence21) 22 декабря 2018 г.
Alyssa I hope you are understanding that This Veteran had you and I on his mind when he deployed and lost 3 limbs for us. He is a Hero! I admire him for his tenacity and constant vigilance even after his active duty service is over, he is still on watch and serving🇺🇸♥️💙— Cheryl Moore (@camoore55) 22 декабря 2018 г.
Some users said they were veterans and voiced their support for the wall, slamming Milano.
Since when did you start supporting us vets? I'm a disabled Desert storm vet and 100% support building the wall!! I have gotten 10x better care from President Trump than Obama!— Ron Clausnitzer (@ronclaus301) 22 декабря 2018 г.
I am a veteran, my father was a veteran, my mother was a veteran, my brother is a veteran, cousins who are veterans. I have veterans going all the way back to America's first war. I think I qualify and I am saying build the EFFING wall.— Cathy Smith (@Iarya57) 21 декабря 2018 г.
Some confronted Milano, asking how she supports veterans herself, or why she dared to voice an opinion about something she knows little about.
Just wondering how much you'll be contributing to either the wall or to help veterans @Alyssa_Milano— Jeffrey Eraca (@jeraca) 22 декабря 2018 г.
Oh good! Weighing in again with something you know nothing about. Cool. Cool. Cool.— Abby Hoppen (@AbbyEmpire) 22 декабря 2018 г.
U really dont read anything or look into issues before you tweet do you? More veterans than not want the wall. They even started a GoFundMe that has raised $11 million so far— Pryboy (@pryboy) 22 декабря 2018 г.
There were those who suggested veterans should be supported with the money, spent on illegal immigrants.
Maybe we stop illegals first and then we can then turn the millions that they cost the US taxpayers into help for the Vetrans— David Oden (@DavidOden) 22 декабря 2018 г.
The Charmed-star Alyssa Milano, who rose to fame with her roles in a number of series, has been off the radar for some time. She revived her popularity after taking part in pro-Democrat political activism and the #MeToo movement fighting against sexual harassment.
Using her social media platform for political statements, Alyssa Milano also stole the spotlight during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, thanks to her behaviour and choice of attire. While some people focused their attention on the “revealing” black pinstriped dress that the actress wore, others took note of Milano’s “death stare".