Alyssa Milano slammed for hypocrisy as cops protect actor's house despite her call to 'defund the police'

Milano revealed that it was her neighbor who had made the call to police and shared how an armed man had ended up being someone who was hunting squirrels around their house


                            Alyssa Milano slammed for hypocrisy as cops protect actor's house despite her call to 'defund the police'
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Actress Alyssa Milano has been slammed and called out on her hypocrisy over calling cops to protect her house after backing the "defund the police" stance. Milan, 47, has become a political activist on her social media handle. She is liberal in her beliefs and has been very vocal about her support for groups such as Black Lives Matter and also their mission statement which is to defund the police force across the United States.

She was accused of being a hypocrite on social media after police officers were called to her home in Bell Canyon in California on Sunday, September 19. The actress revealed that it was her neighbor who had made the call and shared how an armed man had ended up being someone who was hunting squirrels. In a statement, Milano had said that she and her husband David Bugliari had been getting ready to watch a sports game when a neighbor had spotted the "man dressed in all black, walking in the woods between our properties with a gun".

"As that is a rare sight in our parts, the neighbor was understandably alarmed and she called the police," Milano said. She added how she had received a call saying that officers had been dispatched. "These are exactly the type of situations that police officers are trained for and should be responding to, and we will always support police having the resources they need for appropriate policing actions," she shared. Milano shared that the man had later apologized for all the commotion he had caused. She took to Instagram to explain how one of her neighbors had called the police after the man was seen carrying a firearm between their houses.

Alyssa Milano attends Michael Rubin's Fanatics Super Bowl Party at Loews Miami Beach Hotel on February 01, 2020, in Miami Beach, Florida (Getty Images) 

 

She wrote, "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. Here is my statement and what really happened." She had tried to behave as though her previous posts regarding defunding the police was not about the complete deconstruction of law enforcement. However, her opinions did not sit well with social media users who took to slamming Milano online. One such user wrote, "But she wants the police defunded. Oh wait, she just wants the police defunded for poor or middle class neighborhoods that will be ran rampant with crime while her and a her rich neighbors have armed security and top of the line alarm systems. Got it."



 

 

Another social media user commented on the same and shared, "To the people screaming "defend the police", do you know what the word "defund" means? To withdraw funding from? If funds are taken away who will be responding? No one. Crime rates are actually going up in all major cities."



 

 

Yet another outraged social media user had commented and written online, "and the award for Ultimate Hypocrisy goes to: ALYSSA MILANO for her leading role in "Defund the Police" while her 911 call brings Police, K-9, SD air unit, Fire and Paramedics to her gated community home in the hills. (neighbor kid with airgun shooting squirrels)."



 

 

"It's a testament to how despised @Alyssa_Milano is to see how she just keeps trending upward on Twitter after acting the super colossal hypocrite. #squirrelgate," another angry social media user had shared.



 

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