Actress Alyssa Milano refuses to support Women’s March until organizers denounce Louis Farrakhan over anti-Semitism.
By Shiryn Ghermezian, The Algemeiner
Actress Alyssa Milano has announced that she will not speak at another Women’s March event until its organizers denounce notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
In a recent interview with The Advocate, the actress blasted Women’s March organizers Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory for supporting Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who has a long history of making anti-Semitic statements and most recently called Jews “termites.”
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.”
Milano explained to The Advocate that, if asked to make an appearance, she would not speak at the next Women’s March gathering if led by Sarsour or Mallory due to their backing of Farrakhan. She told the publication, “I would say no at this point. Unfortunate that none of them have come forward against him at this point. Or even given a really good reason why to support them.”
As The Algemeiner previously reported, Mallory, co-chair of the Women’s March, has praised Farrakhan as “GOAT” or “Greatest of All Time,” and served as a national organizer of his 2015 “Justice or Else” rally. Sarsour participated in the rally and has similarly praised Farrakhan, repeatedly refusing to condemn him.
Mallory also sat in the audience while Farrakhan gave a speech in March in which he said, “The powerful Jews are my enemy.” Farrakhan acknowledged Mallory from the stage and she later posted about the event on social media.
Milano was raised Roman Catholic and associates with the Democratic Party.