VOTE: Sarah Palin Blasts Alyssa Milano For Claiming MAGA Hats Are The New KKK Hoods — Do U Agree?
Are MAGA hats the new KKK hoods? Alyssa Milano and Sarah Palin have very different opinions about that.
The former vice-presidential candidate was among many who criticized the Insatiable actress after she tweeted that those who wear Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats are not unlike members of the KKK.
In a vicious post on Instagram, Palin wrote that it was wrong for the #MeToo activist to link Trump supporters to a group that practiced violent bigotry against “minorities” because Palin’s children are, in fact, of indigenous descent.
The former Governor of Alaska also pointed to her youngest son Trig, who has Down syndrome, as someone who the KKK would deem “unworthy of life,” writing:
“Alyssa, did you not know white hoods represented hatred for minorities and ‘handicapped’ children and adults whom the hooded KKK and white supremacists deemed unworthy of life?”
According to the New York Times, Palin’s husband has said he’s an Alaska Native on his grandmother’s side. So, gurl was quick to flip her opponent’s rhetoric on its head using the old I-just-took-23andMe-and-found-out-I-was-3%-black-so-now-I’m-an-oppressed-minority trick.
Her scathing post, which she wrote alongside two photos of her with Trig, continued:
“So… from your warped Hollywood perch are you including MAGA-wearing moms of Native American kids (like mine) AND ‘different’ children (like mine) in your intolerant, prejudiced, gag-inducing rhetoric?”
Milano’s original tweet on Sunday was a reference to the now-viral image of a group of teen boys wearing “MAGA” hats in a standoff with Native American activists during a confrontation on Friday in Washington, D.C..
Clips from the incident first appeared to show the group of boys harassing Nathan Phillips, a veteran and elder in the Omaha tribe, out of nowhere — but longer footage later showed that Phillips had intervened between the high schoolers and a small group of Black Hebrew Israelites who had been yelling obscenities at them.
Apparently, Phillips played a drum and chanted a peaceful prayer to dispel the anger between the clashing groups; as he walked toward the group of MAGA hatters, a student faced off against Phillips with a smirk plastered on his face while others appeared to mock Phillips’ practice.
Thus, a viral snapshot was born that drew outrage from of both sides of the ever-divided internet.
Do U agree with Milano’s remark that “the red MAGA is the new white hood”? Cast your votes (below)!
[Image via NBC]