Alyssa Milano’s ‘Revealing Dress’ at Kavanaugh Hearing Criticized By Internet Trolls
They tried (and failed) to body shame the activist actress.
I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. pic.twitter.com/vkJ1NYU6pt
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 27, 2018
But that didn’t stop internet trolls from criticizing her dress.
“Lets [sic] have the hypocritical black dress brigade tell us how victimized they are,” one snarky Twitter user wrote.
Really. I'm soooo sick & tired of a bunch of media stars who cant think beyond their own apparent #metoo moment. There are women who have to encounter REAL abuse. REAL Life & death moments. But yes lets have the hypocritical black dress brigade tell us how victimized they are
— But What Would I know (@whatwouldiknow1) September 28, 2018
Incredulously, others mocked her cleavage and said she looked like a “vile [sic] disgusting old hag.”
— Kim in NH (@kimsposies) September 27, 2018
None of those insults went viral. But one tweet from Entertainment Tonight writer Meredith Kile did rack up 120,000 likes (and counting) from people who appreciated a clever reference to Milano’s stint as a TV witch on the beloved show Charmed.
I've never wished so hard that Alyssa Milano was a real witch. pic.twitter.com/Oqaw7210eq
— Meredith B. Kile (@em_bee_kay) September 27, 2018
“I’ve never wished so hard that Alyssa Milano was a real witch,” Kile wrote.
More of Milano’s defenders called critics of her attire “part of the problem” and pointed out the irony of fixating on a woman’s clothing during a a discussion about sexual assault.
If you’re going to attack @Alyssa_Milano for her OUTFIT, you’re part of the problem. Women can wear whatever they want and your reaction is not their problem.
— Rob Browatzke (@robbrowatzke) September 27, 2018
Yikes. You didn't just tweet about what a woman was wearing while a man is being accused of sexual assault?
— Weird Al (@TheWeirdestAl) September 27, 2018
You looked completely appropriate and lovely! I’m so tired of people telling women how to dress. As a 40 year old woman I’m quite capable of deciding what is and what is not appropriate attire for a given situation. As of course are you!
— Eileen (@Everalph34) September 28, 2018
One thing’s for sure: No one can rightly attack Milano for standing up for what she believes in.