Liberal Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano is disavowing the Women's March movement after being an active supporter until their leaders speak out against Louis Farrakhan.
'I’m disappointed in the leadership'
“Any time that there is any bigotry or anti-Semitism in that respect, it needs to be called out and addressed," Milano said in an interview in the LGBTQ publication "The Advocate."
"I’m disappointed in the leadership of the Women’s March that they haven’t done it adequately,” she added.
Milano was referring to the refusal of leaders of the movement to denounce anti-Semitic, homophobic, and transphobic statements from the Nation of Islam leader.
Tamika Mallory, a co-chair of the Women's March movement, listened to a speech from Farrakhan in March where he exclaimed, "The powerful Jews are my enemy," but has not denounced him over it.
Her fellow co-chair, Linda Sarsour, defended her against claims that she was tolerating anti-Semitism.
"I don’t think these people have our best interests at heart to make us better people or to disrupt misconceptions or anti-Semitism because trashing a strong black woman and holding her accountable for the words of a man is not the way to bring people together," Sarsour said in a Facebook post.
"Are we cool with broad brushing a whole group?" she added.
Milano said she will not speak at their events until the issue is remedied.
“I would say no at this point," Milano said about speaking for the group. "Unfortunate that none of them have come forward against him at this point."
"Or even given a really good reason why to support them,” she concluded.
Milano has been very vehement and vocal in her opposition to President Donald Trump and his policies, even going so far as to blame a Trump aide for an elf arrangement she saw in a store that looked to be posed as pro-Nazi.