While Milano continued to slam high school student Nick Sandmann, Jamie Lee Curtis issued an apology on Twitter.
Alyssa Milano and other celebrities are not backing down on their criticism of the MAGA teens who allegedly harassed a Native American during an Indigenous Peoples Rally on Saturday -- despite one of the high school students denying any wrongdoing.
As TooFab previously reported, outrage erupted on social media after viral video footage of teenagers wearing MAGA hats appeared to surround and taunt Nathan Phillips, an Omaha tribe elder and Vietnam veteran. The man was participating in a peaceful protest at the D.C. National Mall near Arlington National Cemetery. According to TMZ, many of the boys were seen mimicking Phillipps while the man was playing a drum and singing.
Many celebrities took to social media to blast the teenagers, who were in Washington for the March for Life rally, for harassing the elder. However, on Sunday Nick Sandmann, the 11th grade student who was filmed staring down Phillipps, said many people have the situation all wrong and expressed in a statement that he "never interacted" with Phillipps. "I did not speak to him." Sandmann said. "I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. To be honest, I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me."
Sandmann also claimed that it was not his group of Catholic high school students who were doing the taunting but another smaller group who identify as Hebrew Israelites that were using disparaging language.
Phillips, however, told a different story claiming Sandmann had blocked his way.
There are people who have retracted their original social media posts or at least certain ones in response to Sandmann's statement, like Jamie Lee Curtis who apologized writing, "There are two sides to every story. I made a snap judgment based on a photograph & I know better than to judge a book by its cover. I wasn’t there. I shouldn’t have commented. I’m glad there wasn’t violence. I hope theses two men can meet and find common ground as can WE ALL!"
Meanwhile, many celebrities are still slamming the MAGA kids and most haven't removed their original tweets.
On Monday morning, Milano defended criticizing the MAGA teens and pointed out that the young men were at a March for Life anti-abortion protest.
"Let's not forget," she wrote. "This entire event happened because a group of boys went on a school-sanctioned trip to protest against a woman's right to her own body and reproductive healthcare. It is not debatable that bigotry was at play from the start."
The actress tweeted the day before regarding the situation: "The red MAGA hat is the new white hood. Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself."
Like Milano, Debra Messing stood by her original opinions about the MAGA-hat wearing teens and has continued to bash the alleged harassers. The "Will & Grace" star shared a video of the disturbing encounter -- showing the high school students dancing and laughing in front of the tribe elder -- posted by another Twitter user, who wrote "People are now arguing that this isn't what it looks like... Sorry, I don't buy it."
Check out their tweets below and click here for our original post of reactions.
Let’s not forget—this entire event happened because a group of boys went on a school-sanctioned trip to protest against a woman’s right to her own body and reproductive healthcare. It is not debatable that bigotry was at play from the start.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 21, 2019
Mocking maggots. https://t.co/kOE2At7SFE— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 21, 2019
Absolutely. https://t.co/v62L1P64yh— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 21, 2019
Oooh gurrrl, you’ve triggered lots of verrrry threatened bros. Yummy. It’s delicious👏👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿 https://t.co/TfRPXTpFRk— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 21, 2019
copy you https://t.co/Ct1g57f0nD— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) January 20, 2019
There are two sides to every story. I made a snap judgment based on a photograph & I know better than to judge a book by its cover. I wasn’t there. I shouldn’t have commented. I’m glad there wasn’t violence. I hope theses two men can meet and find common ground as can WE ALL! pic.twitter.com/R20v9ot2Ey— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 21, 2019
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