Alyssa Milano slammed a publication on Twitter Tuesday for saying she was involved in a “Blackface scandal.”
LifeZette, a conservative website, shared a snap of Milano parodying “Jersey Shore” and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s tan, writing the actress was “facing backlash” due to the photo that had come “back to haunt her.”
Milano revealed the truth about the image, posting a grab on social media, alongside the caption:
Hey, assholes. The below picture is me parodying Jersey Shore and Snookie’s tan.
Snookie’s tan (she is a sweetheart by the way) is worthy of parodying as is Trump’s “tan”.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 30, 2020
She also posted a link to the full 2013 “Funny Or Die” clip.
LifeZette appear to have since changed the article slightly to include Milano’s message.
Milano had previously shared online:
The right wing trolls are using a still from this funny or die video where a parodied Snookie from Jersey Shore. If you see the screen grab that they are using maybe you can shut them down with a link to the entire video.
Here it is: https://t.co/oKauRsy32a
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 27, 2020
Milano’s followers jumped to her defence, with one encouraging the publication to “do your homework first.”
Its not black face. Please do your homework first. And learn a little history.
— Donald Donaldson (@Don_Don68) June 30, 2020
See more reaction below.
Seems like some fools don't know the difference between tan skin and black skin.
— _(•○•)_/Oops! (@fobewiyo) June 30, 2020
That is not “blackface.” It’s clearly an exaggerated tan like Snooki had when she was on Jersey Shore. Look at the lipstick. It’s on point for Snooki, @Alyssa_Milano.
— Cami Sheffield (@CamiAnnS) June 30, 2020
Any tweet that starts with “Hey assholes…” and ends with “Go fuck yourselves” – gets an automatic like from me.
— Lisa Ann Walter (@LisaAnnWalter) June 30, 2020
Man they are trying anything and everything now aren't they🤣 Pay no attention to these fools
— IHateTrump (@IHateTr63686024) June 30, 2020