AOC reveals she is a survivor of sexual assault

Alyssa Milano criticised for ‘awful’ comment during Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s moving Instagram Live

‘She went through a terrible experience and you decide to joke about it?’ one person wrote

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Tuesday 02 February 2021 09:48

Alyssa Milano is being criticised for posting a thoughtless comment during an Instagram Live hosted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Charmed actor was one of thousands to watch the congresswoman’s moving video on Monday (1 February), in which she recounted her experience of the Capitol riots on 6 January.

AOC was present when a group of Trump supporters stormed the Washington DC building in an attempt to stop Joe Biden’s presidency from being certified.

She hid with Representative Katie Porter, who has previously said she told Ocasio-Cortez: “I hope I don’t die today.”

As AOC spoke of her traumatic experience, and explained how she feared for her life, Milano wrote in the comments: “At any point, did Katie pull out her whiteboard?”

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Porter is known for using a whiteboard to pick holes in sums given by people she’s challenging in Congress. 

Her use of the whiteboard, nicknamed “the mighty whiteboard of truth”, was effectively responsible for scoring free Covid-19 testing in America.

<p>Alyssa Milano has been criticised for a comment she posted during AOC’s instagram Live</p>

Alyssa Milano has been criticised for a comment she posted during AOC’s instagram Live

Many people who spotted Milano’s comment on AOC’s Instagram Live criticised the actor, with one person writing: “AOC is literally talking about her fearing for her life, but leave it to Alyssa Milano to be as annoying as ever in the comments.”

Another person wrote: “Alyssa Milano, queen of absolutely f***ing awful judgement.”

"Fool what is wrong with you. [AOC] went through [a] terrible experience and you decide to joke about it?" someone else wrote.

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