Alyssa Milano is speaking out again after the trolls upset with her over a GoFundMe account found her son’s Instagram profile.
In the screenshots, Milano revealed the kinds of messages Milo, who is only 12, received from adults.
“Every parent raises money for their child’s sports teams and many of them do so through GoFundMe. I am no different. As much as I’d love to pay for the entire team and their families for travel, transportation, hotel, food and beverage, uniforms, trading pins and all the things teams do for this kind of trip—I can not afford to do so,” Milano admits. “Maybe someday. Also, if I did pay for everyone—my trolls would find something else to be hurtful about.”
Milano’s comments were flooded with support from those who know her personally and lifelong fans.
UPDATE: Alyssa Milano is addressing the backlash after she set up a GoFundMe account for her son’s baseball team.
“I’m getting media inquiries about whether I have financially contributed to my son’s baseball team,” Milano wrote on X. “I’ve paid for uniforms for the entire team and coaches, thrown bday parties and sponsor any kid who can’t afford monthly dues. The kids also do fundraising themselves—car washes, movie nights, and many other fun things! Thank you to all who have contributed to the gofundme! You’ve made things easier for these boys and their families.”
In return, Milano offered to use her large platform to boost other fundraising campaigns for other young athletes as well.
Actress Alyssa Milano is facing some harsh criticism after she and her husband created a GoFundMe account for their 12-year-old son and his baseball team.
According to several reports, the GoFundMe account was created in order to raise money for the 12-year-old’s baseball team. She shared the link to the fundraiser on her verified X, formerly known as Twitter, account.
“My son’s baseball team is raising money for their Cooperstown trip,” she wrote. “Any amount would be so greatly appreciated. You can read more about the team and make a donation here.”
The tweet however, didn’t go over as planned, while the GoFundMe is close to reaching its goal of $10,000, several people were upset over Alyssa asking average people for money considering her celebrity status.
As Alyssa explained in the description of the campaign, “We hope you will make a donation to keep our team competitive. Your donation will go to travel costs, uniforms, and dues for families. We also might use your donations for pins or novelty items to make our tournaments memorable experiences beyond the field,” she wrote.
“Baseball is life and our teamates are our brothers. Baseball gives us purpose and we are driven to be our very best. In order to compete, we must raise funds. The Birds 12U team is coached by two great coaches and our team is diverse, hardworking and really good. We’ve won many championship rings!”
However, people questioned why Alyssa wasn’t using her own money to help support her son’s team.
“Alyssa Milano has absolutely lost her mind. How out-of-touch and tone deaf can one person possibly be,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Why isn’t Alyssa Milano paying for the trip for the whole team herself? Why is she asking for money from people who can barely buy groceries,” another questioned.
However, some fellow parents admitted that this is a pretty standard practice for moms and dads with kids in sports. “Everyone is losing their sh** over Alyssa Milano not just cutting a check and instead allowing her son to learn the value of fundraising….. as a parent, this to me, is respectful,” another parent suggested.
While others argued that it would be a disservice to her son’s team not to use her celebrity to help raise money.
What do you think? Was it wrong for Milano to use her large platforms to ask mostly strangers for money?
- 1 “Regardless of how you feel about me, going on to my hardworking 12 year old son’s Instagram page and leaving these kinds of messages is so horrid. Leave the kids alone. Let them play baseball. If you are against donating—don’t donate. If you’d like to donate to help the team’s families — we appreciate it—the link is in his bio.”
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