Alyssa Milano canceled? Here's why Internet is backing Rose McGowan in war of words as #AlyssaMilanoIsALie trends

Actors Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowen got into yet another Twitter feud over their political views and fans seem to have had enough of Milano


                            Alyssa Milano canceled? Here's why Internet is backing Rose McGowan in war of words as #AlyssaMilanoIsALie trends
Alyssa Milano (Getty Images)

Actors who are politically aware are always welcome. But even before the actual presidential debate, Twitter seems to have its own version of debates and ‘canceling’ almost every day. The latest to join the trend are actors Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan. It started with McGowan tweeting: "What have the Democrats done to solve ANYTHING? Help the poor? No. Help black & brown people? No. Stop police brutality? No. Help single mothers? No. Help children? No. You have achieved nothing. NOTHING. Why did people vote Trump? Because of you motherf***ers."

This didn't go down too well with her 'Charmed' co-star Milano and she posted a reply with a screenshot of McGowan's tweet. She wrote: "A thread of all the things the Democratic Party has done to make the world a better place. Let’s start here: 1920 19TH AMENDMENT: WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE. Under the leadership of Democratic President Woodrow Wilson, the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote." She followed it up with a series of tweets about what the party has done. At the end she wrote: "Please add on to the thread with anything I missed! Also, if you have any personal stories about how policy set forth by the Democratic Party has helped you, please share. Just use the #DemocratsHelpPeople in your tweet!"



 



 



 

McGowan wasn’t the one to back down. She quoted Milano’s thread and wrote: "Ummm... did you conveniently forget only WHITE WOMEN got the right to vote? They betrayed all others. To quote Marilyn Manson, 'I was not born with enough middle fingers'." 



 

The feud history

The feud between Milano and McGowen isn't new. In 2018, McGowan, during an interview with ‘Nightline’ about her book ‘Brave’ and her allegations against Harvey Weinstein raping her was asked about Milano also being credited for igniting the #MeToo movement. The actress, without mincing any words, had commented, "I don’t like her. Cause I think she’s a lie." She added, "I know (Milano is) married to a CAA agent. Do the math. Who's behind Time’s Up? CAA. Where do they meet? CAA? Who needs good PR? CAA. Who are part of the pimp problem? CAA."

That time responding to 'Nightline' through a statement, as quoted in an ABC News report, Milano had said, "I am and always have been completely supportive of Rose and admire her bravery and speaking out about her experiences. My goal throughout the past few months with both #MeToo and the TimesUp movement has been to use my platform to give others a voice so we can all work together to stamp out sexual harassment and sexual assault."

The phrase ‘Me Too’ was used by activist Tarana Burke, who is currently the founder of https://metoomvmt.org, to raise awareness about women who had been abused, according to BBC. In 2017, the phrase was amplified and used widely once allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein started coming out. And one of the first and active voices to amplify it was Milano.

In a tweet she had written, "If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet." She posted a statement in the tweet which read: "Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." As The Guardian reports, within days, an astonishing number of women – and some men – used Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to post their personal harassment stories. And, these included public figures as well.



 

On August 22, in another series of tweets, McGowen listed some more points against Milano – one of them had her accuse Milano of "stealing" #MeToo. McGowen wrote: "You stole #metoo (a brilliant communication tool, not a movement) from Tarana. You co-opted my movement, the Cultural Reset, for fame, jealous of me for outing my rapist. You made 250k per week on Charmed." She added, "You threw a fit in front of the crew, yelling, ‘They don’t pay me enough to do this s**t!’ Appalling behavior on the daily. I cried every time we got renewed because you made that set toxic AF. Now, get off my coattails you f***ing fraud."



 

In April this year, as reported by Page Six, Tara Reade, who worked at Joe Biden's Senate Office in 1993, had accused that the presidential candidate of inappropriately touching her without her consent multiple times. As quoted by Deadline, Biden’s Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield had stated, "Women have the right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims. We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false."

Now, Milano was under fire for not speaking during that time. However, later she opened up about her stand in the situation. As reported by Page Six, Milano appeared on SiriusXM’s 'Radio Andy' show with Andy Cohen and said, "I believe that even though we should believe women, and that is an important thing, and what that statement really means is that for so long the go-to has been to not to believe them. So, really we have to societally change that mindset to believing women, but that does not mean at the expense of not giving men their due process and investigating situations. It’s got to be fair in both directions."

McGowen had attacked her statement by tweeting, "You are a fraud. This is about holding the media accountable. You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie. You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME." 



 

To which Milano responded by saying, "I continue to support you and applaud your bravery as well as acknowledge all the people you have helped along the way, @Rosemcgowan. Be well and stay safe."



 

The Twitter war

In the latest feud that erupted between the two actresses, users clearly chose their side when #AlyssaMilanoIsALie started trending. One user said, "Alyssa Milano doesn’t not represent or own #MeToo.#AlyssaMilanoIsALie."



 

Another said, "#AlyssaMilanoIsALie, and 'her' #MeToo movement is phony and hypocritical. Real feminists don't have double standards about which predatory men they hold accountable."



 

Another said, "Alyssa has been a Karen since charmed. She’s the reason why Shannon lost her role and was replaced by the amazing Rose McGowen. #AlyssaMilanoIsALie."



 

One user said, "So people are catching on to the fact that #AlyssaMilanoIsALie and she’s controlled opposition? She just happens to keep popping up with props and all? Thank you Rose McGowan once more."



 

Another said, "People! Go read @rosemcgowan’s Twitter feed right now! Not only is she one of the few authentic Hollywood voices in the #MeToo movement, she is currently laying waste to self-serving hypocrite @Alyssa_Milano. #AlyssaMilanoIsALie."



 

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