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‘People Like You Find Power In Fear’: Black Woman Slams Alyssa Milano, Says She Condescends To Black Men
Alyssa Milano attends a Special Screening of Liongate's "Bombshell" at Regency Village Theatre on December 10, 2019 in Westwood, California.
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A young black woman, Savannah Edwards, slammed actress Alyssa Milano, claiming she condescended to black men, asserting, “People like you find power in fear,” and adding, “You are everything you preach against. You’re not helping. You’re making things worse. You’re causing more division.”

Edwards played a clip of Milano saying, “For those of us who are not black men, imagine watching the news, and seeing how people …”

“Imagine being a black man and being told by some lady with a microphone that you and the criminal on TV are one and the same because you look alike,” Edwards responded. “Imagine being told by society that white people can be all that they can be but you as a black man, the content of your character is completely irrelevant. You are the color of your skin and that is all that you will ever be. Imagine being told you can’t figure out how to vote because of the color of your skin. Socio-economics affects everyone but apparently you’re not as smart as the poorest white person.”

“Lady, I don’t want to hate you … I’m a 90’s kid, so I grew up with you, so I know you’re very talented,” Edwards continued, referring to Milano’s acting career in the distant past. “I know your heart is in the right place, but you are everything you preach against. You’re not helping. You’re making things worse. You’re causing more division. You’re causing more fear. Statistically speaking, I am more likely to be shot and killed by my black elderly neighbor across the street than a cop who patrolled my neighborhood. … Statistically speaking, homicide by cop is very rare, but people like you find power in fear so you keep it front-page news. You don’t have to be a white supremacist. You can be better.”

The Daily Wire reported last September that Milano hyperventilated against “rightwing media” and “trolls” after social media posts noted her apparent hypocrisy championing the “Defund the Police” movement after her husband had called the police on a teenager shooting at squirrels:

Over the weekend, the Milano family called the cops over what they believed was a threatening 40-something-year-old man dressed in all black with a gun near their home. The calls from the Milanos and her neighbors triggered a massive law enforcement response, but they later discovered that the “threat” was actually a teen boy hunting squirrels with an airsoft gun.

“Apparently, rightwing media & trolls have decided that they should target me because my neighbor called the police after seeing a person dressed in black holding a rifle behind my home where I live with my young children and husband,” she posted, captioned a lengthy statement detailing “what really happened.”

Notably, the statement admits that Milano’s husband did indeed call 911 about the alleged threat, asking when law enforcement would be on the scene.

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