Alyssa Milano Promises Op-Ed Response to Backlash for Calling Red MAGA Hats 'New White Hood'
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Ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has strongly chided the former 'Charmed' actress for comparing MAGA apparel with the hooded robes of the Ku Klux Klan.

AceShowbiz - Alyssa Milano has attracted criticism after comparing U.S. President Donald Trump's Make America Great Again (MAGA) campaign hat to the white hooded robes of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

The former "Charmed" star made the controversial remark after watching a viral video showing a group of Kentucky high school students taunting a Native American war veteran during a trip to Washington, D.C. Almost all of the students in the video were wearing the MAGA hats, which have become synonymous with Trump's successful 2016 presidential campaign.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, January 21, Alyssa wrote: "The red MAGA hat is the new white hood. Without white boys being able to empathise with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself."

The altercation between the groups occurred as the teenagers were in the city for an anti-abortion rally, which was happening at the same time as an Indigenous Peoples March.

Commenting on the reason the teens were in Washington, Alyssa posted the next day: "Let's not forget - this entire event happened because a group of boys went on a school-sanctioned trip to protest against a woman's right to her own body and reproductive healthcare. It is not debatable that bigotry was at play from the start."

Her controversial tweets attracted criticism from many, including former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Sharing a snap of herself and her son Trig, who has Down syndrome, Sarah wrote on her Facebook page: "Well, there you go again Alyssa. Comparing MAGA apparel with white hoods, intimating that anyone who's worn MAGA has no love for minorities or 'other people' who don't look like you or your 'perfect' child. How dare you."

"Alyssa, did you not know white hoods represented hatred for minorities and 'handicapped' children and adults whom the hooded KKK and white supremacists deemed unworthy of life? Remember some democrat leaders of old - like Sen. Robert Byrd - embracing all that as part of their disgusting KKK association? So, from your warped Hollywood perch are you including MAGA-wearing moms of Native American AND 'different' children in your intolerant, prejudiced, gag-inducing rhetoric?".

However, unwilling to take the criticism lying down, Alyssa hit back and told her followers that she's in the process of penning an op-ed to talk about the issue further.

"Apparently, I'm in 'hot water' and facing 'backlash'," she wrote. "So... I'm going to do what any thoughtful human with a platform would do...write an op-ed. Stay tuned."

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