Alyssa Milano was trolled heavily on Twitter after posting a photo of what appeared to be her wearing a crochet face mask on Saturday afternoon with her family. At first glance, it seems like a pretty poor choice of protection against coronavirus, and she was heavily mocked by Twitter trolls.
Milano tweeted her original photo to her 3.5 million followers with the message, “Show me your masks! Masks keep people safe and healthy. Show me yours! Ready? Go! #WearAMask.”
Media outlets such as CryptoCoinNews published an article entitled, “Alyssa Milano’s Face Mask Is Her Crown as Queen of a Wildly Stupid Weekend,” and Mediate published a piece called, “Alyssa Milano Massively Mocked Over Coronavirus Mask Tweet: Guys, Who Wants to Tell Her?”
Nearly 70,000 tweets about Milano and her face mask made name trend nationally on Twitter. New York City Republican councilman Joe Borelli tweeted, “Her mask is knitted from yarn, with large holes by her nose. You can see there is nothing under it.” Raheem Kassam tweeted, “Uhhhh… @Alyssa_Milano’s mask is knitted. Not a real mask in any way. This stops NO germs in OR out. If anything she’s increasing her likelihood of catching something as it will just live on her face. Unreal.”
However, Milano’s mask did have protection underneath, and the actress let everyone online know it while using some very choice language. She also shared a screenshot of where she bought her protective fillers to put underneath her mask.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 23, 2020
Milano tweeted, “Mask has a filter in it for f**’s sake. A carbon one. My mom makes them.” Then added, “A**holes, mask has a carbon filter in it. So, yes, it might be crochet but totally safe.”
The Melrose Place star then retweeted a message that read, “What a metaphor for life…idiots judging something on the surface without knowing what lies beneath…do better people.”
— Stephanie Wilson (@Mrs_Kity) May 23, 2020
Milano also responded to the backlash via her “Sorry Not Sorry” podcast’s official Twitter page. Her team tweeted, “Alyssa Milano knows the importance of wearing cotton or filtered masks in public. Hear …read more