Posted 65 days ago
Actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano backed herself into a corner after she bragged about ditching her Tesla electric vehicle. Milano hinted that she got rid of her Tesla because Elon Musk is the CEO of the electric vehicle brand, suggesting that nobody should do business that aligns with "white supremacy." However, reactions on Twitter pointed out how her new electric car is problematic.
Milano posted a virtue-signaling tweet on Saturday morning about scrapping her Tesla in favor of a Volkswagen (VW) electric vehicle (EV).
"I gave back my Tesla. I bought the VW ev. I love it," Milano wrote on Twitter
The Hollywood actress added, "I'm not sure how advertisers can buy space on Twitter. Publicly traded company’s products being pushed in alignment with hate and white supremacy doesn’t seem to be a winning business model."
Despite demanding that companies stop advertising on Twitter because of the social media platform's "alignment with hate and white supremacy," Milano has not said that she will stop using Twitter. She previously said that Musk's acquisition of Twitter would not force her to leave the social media network.
In April, Milano declared, "I’m not leaving Twitter. I’ve never considered leaving Twitter. It doesn’t matter who owns the company — my platform is — my platform. I’ll be right here continuing to use my voice and sharing truth."
Milano has been a fervent user of Twitter since 2009, racking up more than 3.5 million followers.
Numerous Twitter users noted a flaw in Milano's rationale to switch from a Tesla to a Volkswagen to fight "white supremacy." Several commentators pointed out that Volkswagen was created by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party.
The Libertarian Party of Tennessee: "Volkswagen… who were they founded by?"
Radio host Jennifer Barreto-Leyva: "Someone clearly doesn't know the story of Volkswagen. Poor thing."
The Hodge Twins: "Volkswagen was literally founded by the Nazi’s and Hitler."... (Read more)