#MeToo Advocate Alyssa Milano Boycotts Women’s March

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Actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano has refused to speak at the next Women’s March. The reason is the widespread criticism of Women’s March leaders Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory for not condemning the hate speech of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.


The Women’s March organizers have been tied to Farrakhan in the past. Mallory said she won't be a part of it and refused to work alongside Farrakhan after attending a speech in which he said, "The powerful Jews are my enemy,” according to CNN.

After Farrakhan's widely publicized, anti-Semitic and controversial remarks, the march eventually condemned the Islam leader's comments in a statement back in March.
Responding to it, Milano said, “Any time that there is any bigotry or anti-Semitism in that respect, it needs to be called out and addressed. I’m disappointed in the leadership of the Women’s March that they haven’t done it adequately,” she told The Advocate.
Milano said that she was “disappointed” as Farrakhan, 85, made comments on Jewish people.
On the other hand, in a lengthy Facebook post, organizer Sarsour had defended Mallory, saying:
The next Women's March event is scheduled for January 19.
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