Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano took to social media to trash the United States of America on July 4 and she was not alone in voicing anger at the greatest country on earth. Multiple other Dems and liberals did the same.
She posted a video of herself smiling, as American Girl by Tom Petty played in the background while wearing a blouse emblazoned with the stars and stripes of the American flag but captioned the tweet, “Reminder: The United States was founded on the unjust treatment of Native Americans, Africans, and other people of color.”
But some native Americans think Milano a hypocrite. In February 2019, an indigenous woman, Terese Marie Mailhot, ripped Milano for selling Redskins paraphernalia:
“I understand that you’ve been asked on Twitter to remove and apologize for selling Washington Redskins paraphernalia in your fashion line, Touch by Alyssa Milano. I want to articulate delicately and kindly, as I would to a friend, that I too would like you to remove Redskins merchandise from your line.
“I’d like you to acknowledge the slur as racist. I’d like to ask you to make commitments to support indigenous people beyond general statements, with concrete action.
‘I understand you might think this disapproval of the team’s name is a new development, and that people are eager to be offended by everything in today’s culture of allegedly stifling political correctness.
“In fact, Natives have been protesting derogatory team names and mascots since the 1960’s, when the National Congress of American Indians expressed serious disappointment with college and professional sports teams that use racial slurs or racist caricatures as mascots.”
Missouri Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush also was not happy. She said:
“When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people.
“This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”
Hollywood star Dean Cain was not happy with Bush and said:
“Support this person at your own peril,” Cain tweeted. “Dangerous, divisive rhetoric that does nothing to help the USA ???????? or its citizens.”
Support this person at your own peril. Dangerous , divisive rhetoric that does nothing to help the USA 🇺🇸 or its citizens. https://t.co/ECaMusZv5f— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) July 4, 2021