When she tried to call out one of her critics for smoking in his profile picture, that didn't go too well either.
Alyssa Milano dipped her toe into the presidential candidate pool this week — and the reception was ice cold.
The actress announced on Twitter that she would attend the fundraiser for Democratic hopeful Marianne Williamson, who has been accused in the past of being anti-vaccination. Milano, who is one of Hollywood's most politically vocal, stressed that she was not committing to any candidate, and was merely scoping the field until her choice became clear.
And as I’ve said before, I’m not committing to anyone yet. I’m going to support everyone if given the opportunity until the choice is crystal clear.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 17, 2019
She even pre-empted the negative reaction, which came thick and heavy nonetheless.
"I'm going to my first fundraiser of the election cycle and it’s for-@marwilliamson," she tweeted.
"I know. I know. But she’s the only candidate talking about the collective, soulful ache of the nation & I think that's an important discussion to have."
Milano added she intend having the politician as a guest on her "Sorrynotsorry" podcast in the near future.
"And as I've said before, I'm not committing to anyone yet," she added. "I'm going to support everyone if given the opportunity until the choice is crystal clear."
In June, Williamson apologized for calling mandatory vaccinations "draconian" and "Orwellian."
The author and self-help guru had previously likened vaccine mandates to anti-abortion laws. "To me, it's no different than the abortion debate," she said, "The U.S. government doesn't tell any citizen, in my book, what they have to do with their body or their child."
When pressed about the issue on "The View," she added, "I support vaccines" but does "not trust the propaganda on either side."
Despite Milano's insistence she wasn't yet throwing her full support behind Williamson, her Twitter followers quickly began calling her out.
Are you sure that by "soulful ache" you don't mean measles?— Mangy Jay (@magi_jay) July 17, 2019
One person’s soulful ache is another person’s pain in the ass.— iResist the darkness (@ThomboyD) July 17, 2019
Alyssa Milano was cancelled a long time ago, but she's three times as cancelled now, or whatever number we are on.— The Speaker’s Dragonzord (@PelosiSquadFive) July 17, 2019
I am not interested in an anti-vaccine bitch from God with no political experience. Really. If you can’t grasp the science do vaccine safety they you are not equipped to run for office.— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) July 17, 2019
Really? She's an anti-vaxxer. This is incredibly irresponsible.— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) July 17, 2019
You're supporting a woman who had told other women that depression and, specifically, post partum depression is all in their heads and should not be treated with medication.— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) July 17, 2019
"Are you sure that by "soulful ache" you don't mean measles?" one tweeted. "I am not interested in an anti-vaccine b---h from God with no political experience," said another. "Really. If you can’t grasp the science do vaccine safety they you are not equipped to run for office." "Really? She's an anti-vaxxer. This is incredibly irresponsible," another lashed out.
You're supporting a woman who told gay men dying of AIDS in the 80s and 90s that if they didn't hate themselves they wouldn't be sick.— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) July 17, 2019
A frustrated Alyssa even tried to fire back at one commenter, sniping: "Smoking in your profile picture is also incredibly irresponsible," with a shrugging emoji. But this inevitably came back to immediately bite her in the rear, as followers posted several pictures of her smoking while acting. "I'm sorry, is smoking bad? Please weigh in on this, Alyssa," one of her followers wrote with an inconvenient montage. "Portraying smoking to young people as cool and sexy is much worse," came the comments. "Agreed. But hypocrites gotta hypocrite." **_Got a story or a tip for us? Email TooFab editors at firstname.lastname@example.org._** Twitter
I’m sorry, is smoking bad? Please weigh in on this, Alyssa. pic.twitter.com/Pf3icILNgr— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) July 17, 2019