‘I won’t apologize to these boys. Or anyone who wears that hat…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Radical leftist and actress Alyssa Milano doubled down on her comments comparing “Make America Great Again” hats to white hoods worn by members of the Ku Klux Klan, saying in an op-ed for The Wrap that she refuses to apologize.
Shortly after a confrontation between teenage boys wearing MAGA hats and a Native American protester went viral, Milano tweeted: “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.”
When details of the confrontation emerged, however, it became clear that it was Nathan Phillips, the Native American protester, who antagonized the boys — not the other way around, as Milano had suggested.
Still, she refused to back down.
“Here’s the thing: I was right,” Milano wrote.
“Some things in that video cannot be disputed — no matter what angle or how extended the cut is,” Milano wrote. “These boys, who attend a religious school, were there on a school trip protesting against a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. Several of these boys were wearing red MAGA hats, a hat that has become synonymous with white nationalism and racism. Several were doing a ‘tomahawk chop.’ Several were laughing.”
“When I saw that video,” Milano continued, “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.”
Milano blasted the “right-wing pundits and anonymous trolls” who “screamed for my head — literally and figuratively.”
She said they demanded an apology, but won’t be getting one.
“I won’t apologize to these boys. Or anyone who wears that hat,” she said. “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.”