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Alyssa Milano Denies Blackface Scandal, Says Putin & The Right Are Weaponizing Cancel Culture

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The famous celebrity-turned-activist Alyssa Milano is in the news again, fighting right-wing trolls on the internet. This time, right-wing trolls accused her of wearing blackface, which she denied and somewhat disproved as well. Moreover, she also warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Right are weaponizing cancel culture.

Milano denies wearing blackface

Alyssa Milano has been at the center of a lot of controversies. This time, right-wing trolls shared a snap from one of her comedy sketches, accusing her of wearing blackface. In it, she darkened her face to mock reality TV Star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from MTV’s “Jersey Shore”.

However, Milano denied the allegations, saying that it is not comparable to blackface at all. She tweeted:

The right wing trolls are using a still from this funny or die video where a parodied Snookie from Jersey Shore. If you see the screen grab that they are using maybe you can shut them down with a link to the entire video. Here it is:

This is the video from which trolls are sharing snaps on Twitter. Milano shared it on her official Twitter account as well:

Moreover, Alyssa Milano tweeted again, this time elaborating how she is parodying Snooki’s tan and not wearing blackface. She also shared a screenshot of the article that shared a snap of Milano with hilariously tanned skin. This time, however, she was not as discreet with her choice of words:

Hey, assholes. The below picture is me parodying Jersey Shore and Snookie’s tan.
Snookie’s tan (she is a sweetheart by the way) is worthy of parodying as is Trump’s “tan”.
So go f*ck yourselves with your smear campaign. Here is the link to full video:

But, Milano went a step further than just defending herself from blackface allegations. She then warned people that cancel culture was being hijacked!

She warns that Vladimir Putin and the Right are weaponizing cancel culture

After dealing with trolls over the blackface allegations, she was pretty much fed up. Then, Alyssa Milano made a statement on cancel culture. She warned that Putin and the right have weaponized canceled culture. Moreover, Milano suggests that they’re just targeting Trump’s biggest critics. She tweeted:

Cancel culture is being weaponized by the right/Putin. Take notice of who they are targeting & what is trending. Are they trying to hurt Trump’s most vocal critics? Yup. The misinformation campaign has begun. Be vigilant in what you post on social media. Truth still matters.

You can make sense of the right being behind her smear campaign. But, putting the blame on Putin for spreading “cancel culture” is a pretty serious thing. And Milano did not give any evidence to support her claim as well. So, she probably said this because of Putin and Trump’s ties coming under more scrutiny recently. Until then, it feels more like a conspiracy theory. But, I think it’s safe to say that blaming her for wearing blackface is a step too far.

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