Hollywood actress and Democratic Party activist Alyssa Milano attacked the students of Covington Catholic High School as bigots and called the red Trump Make American Great Again hats “the new white hood”, a reference to the infamous white hood of the Ku Klux Klan, in tweets sent out to her three-and-a-half million followers.
The red MAGA hat is the new white hood. Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself.
The red MAGA hat is the new white hood.
Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself. #FirstThoughtsWhenIWakeUp
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 20, 2019
Milano was very upset Saturday after seeing a video clip of Native American activist Nathan Phillips confronting the Covington Catholic High School students at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Friday where the boys were waiting for buses to take them home to Kentucky following the March for Life and where Phillips had attended the Indigenous People’s Rally.
Milano followed up her tweet with another: “This is Trump’s America. And it brought me to tears. What are we teaching our young people? Why is this ok? How is this ok? Please help me understand. Because right now I feel like my heart is living outside of my body.”
Milano criticized reporter Byron Tau for talking about how everyone has youthful indiscretions, “Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. You don’t make excuses for this behavior. You condemn this behavior. You punish this behavior. This is vile harassment.”
Milano then reposted the video of Phillips right after the incident where he cries and talks about how Native Americans used to live without walls or prisons.
Milano retweeted popular film actor Chris Evans, who has well over ten million followers. “This is appalling. The ignorance. The gall. The disrespect. It’s shameful. And sadly on brand. When something like this isnt even surprising, it’s evidence to our place in the cycle of recreating our darker chapters. That Native American man showed incredible strength and dignity”