A couple of Hollywood actresses have come out to criticize linda Sarsour and the Women’s march.
Hollywood actress and star of “Will & Grace” Debra Messing Tweeted Friday that she supports actress/activist Alyssa Milano in condemning the anti-Semitic leaders of the Women’s March.
Messing tweeted out an article from The Advocate, in which Milano pledges not to speak at January’s repeat Women’s March and denounces the group over its connection to anti-Semitic hate preacher Louis Farrakhan. With the tweet caption “I stand with you @Alyssa_Milano,”
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 9, 2018
Milano had told ‘The Advocate’ that she is uncomfortable with the connection between Women’s March leaders Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour and the Chicago-based leader of the Nation of Islam. Milano did not mince words in condemning the anti-Semitism she’s seen crop up on the left, and called up on the three women to denounce Farrakhan.
“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 said. “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.”
Sarsour has often been accused of anti-Semitism, attending Farrakhan’s events and defending the virulently anti-Semitic leader. Just last week, in a post-election appearance on Democracy Now’s livestream network, Sarsour, who appointed herself a leader in the Women’s March’s efforts to battle anti-Semitism, blamed the Democratic Party’s support for the nation of Israel for its lackluster performance in the 2018 midterms.