The 47-year-old actress has become quite the political activist on her social media account. Milano is predominantly liberal in her beliefs and has been unabashed in her support of groups like Black Lives Matter and their mission statement to defund the police force in the US.
While this is far from uncommon among the celebrity social class, even the most objective viewers couldn’t help but see the irony in the events of Sunday morning.
Called Out By Readers
About three hours ago Alyssa posted an update on her Instagram explaining the recent reports that law enforcement had shown up at Milano’s house in the Bell Canyon area of Ventura County, Calif.
Alyssa explained that one of her neighbors called the police after a man, all dressed in black, was spotted carrying a firearm between their houses.
Naturally, the report drew media attention, and it prompted Alyssa to publish a public statement about the event, which has since brought her under fire from readers.
Milano tried to act like her previous posts about defunding the police weren’t about the complete deconstruction of law enforcement, but her explanation was not well-received by readers or the media since she also expressed her thanks over how well the officers responded to the situation.
This prompted many to point out that she was carrying a double standard when it came to her view on the training provided to officers. (Training that she has clearly condemned previously)
Her Instagram post (which has been included in this post for you to read) was paired with a caption where she claims “right wing media and trolls” have decided to “target” her.
Police Show Up In Force
“Apparently, right wing media & trolls have decided that they should target me because my neighbor called the police after seeing a person dressed in black holding a rifle behind my home where I live with my young children and husband.”
One of her neighbors had this to say about the incident.
“We first noticed the helicopter circling overhead very low and knew something was going on, it’s usually such a quiet community,” the neighbor said. “Then we saw all the police cars parked in front of Alyssa’s home. They had their guns at the ready and seemed very serious.”
Here are just a few of the comments absolutely slamming Alyssa over her hypocrisy in relying on law enforcement despite her previous cries to defund them.
“Nobody is targeting you with lies-it’s simply the irony of the fact that you call to defund the police then rely on them for your safety. Think about it.” (Commentator)
“Defund the police except for when it’s to protect your privileged self… ooookay ?” (Commentator)
“You claim to support police having the resources they need to do their job. You’re calls for defunding the police have proven that is a lie.” (Commentator)