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Alyssa Milano Doubles Down On Slamming Critics Of Baseball Team GoFundMe

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By Afouda Bamidele on February 2, 2024 at 10:00 AM EST

Alyssa Milano is addressing the backlash from fans on social media after requesting donations for her son Milo's baseball team's trip from California to New York again. 

The mother-of-two responded to the criticism in a post on Thursday, sharing screenshots of her baby boy responding to a user who commented directly on one of his Instagram posts.

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Alyssa Milano Is Not Ashamed To Ask The Public For Financial Support For Her Son's Baseball Team

Social media users were confused about why Milano, a multimillionaire who starred in "Charmed" for six seasons, was asking her followers for money. In the screenshots mentioned above of Milo's comments, he emphasized to one user that he is a child who loves his mother.

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Alyssa Milano Breaks Silence On Baseball Team Backlash
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"You do realize I'm only 12, and I love my mom. My mom is the greatest human of all time. She does everything for everyone," he wrote to the critic, who typed:

"I hope your mother who has a net worth of 10 million dollars donated to the shelter???? ALSO knowing she has this money she should not be asking middle income people from society to donate to a baseball team. It's beyond ridiculous and selfish of her. Talk to your mom."

Following another comment from the same person stating that his mother "clearly has the funds to have donated 10k to your baseball team herself," Milo replied, "Can you please leave my page? I'm just 12."

Milano's defense for not dropping the big bucks was expressed through her caption, where she claimed:

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"As much as I'd love to pay for the entire team and their families for travel, transportation, hotel, food and beverage, uniforms, trading pins and all the things teams do for this kind of trip-I can not afford to do so. Maybe someday."

Continuing the lengthy explanation, the film producer noted that if she did as people expected and paid for her son's baseball team, her "trolls would find something else to be hurtful about."

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"Regardless of how you feel about me, going on to my hardworking 12-year-old son's Instagram page and leaving these kinds of messages is so horrid. Leave the kids alone. Let them play baseball. If you are against donating - don't donate," she added before directing them to make a donation through Milo's bio.

Milano's Instagram post expectedly brought her supporters out in droves, and many of them camped in her comments to cheer her on. 

While one person penned, "What the h---? Who hassles a CHILD?? You're doing great mama, and have every right to fundraise for your kid's team just like the rest of us moms do," another agreeably remarked:

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"if you did pay for everything, people would say the kids were spoiled and should learn how to raise money on their own. even if you could afford it it's not fair for you to be expected to pay for everything."

Similarly, a third fan shared, "Regardless of her net worth, she is teaching her kids life skills, including hard work and responsibility." 

This is not the first time Milano has talked about the fundraiser since its launch. The Blast noted that the "Mistresses" alum took to X to clarify that besides the fundraising, she has financially contributed by covering uniforms, hosting parties, and sponsoring kids who cannot afford monthly dues. 

She also thanked everyone who contributed to the GoFundMe, stressing that it made things easier for the boys and their families.

Critics Were Quick To Point Out Milano & Her Husband's Affluent Status

In case you missed it, the drama began after Milano shared a picture of her son's baseball team on her X account. In the caption, the doting mother of two explained that the funds were for the team's Cooperstown trip and expressed appreciation for any contribution.

The caption also included a link for those interested in learning more or making a donation. Within minutes, several people were pointing out her multimillionaire status, with one person specifically mentioning it.

"Honestly…WTF is this? Not only does she have money, her husband is one of the top agents in Hollywood. If you donate to this, you are an i—t. Get back in the real world," they wrote. 

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Another detractor asserted, "Erm, Alyssa, honey. You're a millionaire. And I'm sure your son isn't playing in a team based in the projects," as a third proclaimed, "Alyssa Milano is begging for donations for her son's baseball trip. She's reportedly worth $10M…. But wait, it gets better! Her husband is the co-head of Creative Artists Agency, which manages dozens of the largest names in Hollywood, sports, & music."

Amid the intense criticism, The Blast observed that Milano's GoFundMe project gained significant traction, with the page disclosing that over 200 donations had been received. Those donations resulted in $7,876 generated within the first 24 hours of the plea.

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