Actress Alyssa Milano, who has been one of the leading strident voices for the feminist and leftist agenda, attacking the GOP and telling voters to boycott the party, maligning the NRA consistently and tweeting, “F*** you, NRA,” and targeting Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing, “We will do whatever we can to stop Brett Kavanaugh from serving on the Supreme Court of our United States,” finally got something right, telling The Advocate, a gay community magazine, that she would not speak at the Women’s March while its leaders include Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, who have supported racist and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
Mallory is an unabashed fan of Farrakhan’s; she has tweeted that Farrakhan is the GOAT (greatest of all time):
As far as Sarsour and Farrakhan, here’s what The Forward wrote last March:
It was actually just a few months ago that Sarsour was as proud as Mallory to tout her appearance at a major event with Farrakhan. On October 10, 2017, Sarsour shared a two-year-old clip with her almost 200K Facebook followers that showed her delivering a short speech at a 2015 rally organized by Farrakhan to mark the 20-year anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March. As a New York Times op-ed noted, this rally “was in a way a pageant for Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam — their power and prowess, their ability to organize and attract allies, their beliefs and customs — and it centered on Farrakhan as the celebrity father figure.” … It is noteworthy that when Sarsour reposted the clip of this speech in October 2017, she wrote: “2 years ago today. I stand by every word.”
Milano was recently confronted at Politicon and asked, “My question is for you, Alyssa Milano. You are friends with Linda Sarsour, and both of you ladies have positioned yourselves as speakers and representatives of the #MeToo movement. I want to ask you right now to disavow Linda Sarsour because she is a supporter of Sharia law. And under Sharia law, women are oppressed, women are forced to wear a hijab. My question is, will you please disavow her because she is advocating for Sharia law?”
Milano answered, “She’s not. She’s not. But thank you so much for your question.”
But Milano told The Advocate, “Any time that there is any bigotry or anti-Semitism in that respect, it needs to be called out and addressed. I’m disappointed in the leadership of the Women’s March that they haven’t done it adequately.” Discussing the possibility of her speaking at the Women’s March if it is still led by Sarsour or Mallory, Milano responded, “I would say no at this point. Unfortunate that none of them have come forward against him at this point. Or even given a really good reason why to support them.”
As The Washington Free Beacon writes:
Milano gained national attention through the #MeToo movement. Founded by Tarana Burke, the movement won household recognition after Milano encouraged followers on Twitter to reply "Me too" if they had been "sexually harassed or assaulted."
Milano has not relinquished her role as a spokeswoman for women; this week she is scheduled to speak at TheWrap Power Women Summit. She said, “Every time criticisms arrive against the movement, I look at that as an opportunity to discuss it.”