Moments ago, Alyssa Milano reacted to the speech of Nick Sandmann at the RNC by sharing her Op-ED from February 2019 “Red Hats Are the New White Hoods.”
Milano’s tweet was featured in the pre-Nick Sandmann speech video.
In her tweet she wrote “The red MAGA hate is the new white hood. Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself #FirstThoughtsWhenIWakeUp.”
Apparently, Milano still stands with her Op-Ed in which she writes “When I saw that video, I saw boys flaunting their entitlement and displaying toxic masculinity. It seemed to me like they were reflecting the white nationalism and racism that the hats on their heads have come to represent.”
She continues ” I sent out a tweet that read, “The red MAGA hat is the new white hood.” Right-wing pundits and anonymous trolls alike screamed for my head–literally and figuratively. My husband received death threats on his cell phone. Many demanded an apology.”
Milano then declares “Here’s the thing: I was right.”
“So, I won’t apologize to these boys. Or anyone who wears that hat. But I will thank them. I will thank them for lighting a fire underneath the conversation about systemic racism and misogyny in this country and the role President Donald Trump has had in cultivating it and making it acceptable.” Milano adds.
Sandmann has sued multiple media outlets and has settled with CNN and the Washington Post.
Here is a video of Nick Sandmann’s full remarks at the RNC: