Alyssa Milano Responds To Backlash After Fundraising For Son’s Baseball Trip

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Actress and activist Alyssa Milano responded to critics who called her “out of touch” for requesting money via a GoFundMe page to help deflect the cost of a baseball team event for her son.

“Every parent raises money for their child’s sports teams and many of them do so through GoFundMe. I am no different,” the 51-year-old celebrity shared in an Instagram post on Thursday.

“As much as I’d love to pay for the entire team and their families for travel, transportation, hotel, food and beverage, uniforms, trading pins and all the things teams do for this kind of trip—I can not afford to do so. Maybe someday.”

Milano continued, speculating that her critics would have come after her even if she hadn’t crowd-sourced the funds.

“Also, if I did pay for everyone—my trolls would find something else to be hurtful about,” she wrote. “Regardless of how you feel about me, going on to my hardworking 12 year old son’s Instagram page and leaving these kinds of messages is so horrid. Leave the kids alone. Let them play baseball. If you are against donating—don’t donate. If you’d like to donate to help the team’s families — we appreciate it—the link is in his bio.”

The “Charmed” actress added a photo with a screenshot from one of those detractors, who had commented on her son’s Instagram saying it was “selfish” for Milano, with her “net worth of 10 million dollars,” to be asking “middle income people from society to donate to a baseball team.” 

Her son replied, writing that his mom was the “greatest human being of all time” and “does everything for everyone.”

Milano originally created the GoFundMe under her married name and shared it on her X account, which caused the post to go viral, as The Daily Wire previously reported. Several X users called out the petition, dubbing it “gross” and “next level tone deaf.”


The actress also addressed the negative attention after it first happened. 

“I’m getting media inquiries about whether I have financially contributed to my son’s baseball team. I’ve paid for uniforms for the entire team and coaches, thrown bday parties and sponsor any kid who can’t afford monthly dues,” she wrote. 

“The kids also do fundraising themselves—car washes, movie nights, and many other fun things! Thank you to all who have contributed to the gofundme! You’ve made things easier for these boys and their families.”

Amanda Prestigiacomo contributed to this report.

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