Alyssa Milano Draws Ridicule After Begging For X Donations

Rich and famous American actress and progressive activist Alyssa Milano drew intense scorn and ridicule on social media this week for being out of touch after posting to X, formerly Twitter, on Thursday to ask her followers for donations for her son’s baseball team to go on a trip.

“My son’s baseball team is raising money for their Cooperstown trip. Any amount would be so greatly appreciated. You can read more about the team and make a donation here,” wrote Milano.

The backlash she received for the post was so severe that Parade ran a story on it featuring a dozen replies ridiculing the actress for asking for donations for a baseball trip when she is a millionaire and other Americans are struggling. Many of them related personal stories of struggles with paying high medical bills for life-saving medications and surgeries.

“I may have spent everything I had and more paying for my medical nightmare. [I’ve] got hopefully 1 more surgery to go and don’t know how I’ll fund it again. I should start a gofundme. But then what about this multimillionaires kid going on a hit ball with stick trip. Moral Dilemma,” wrote one commentator.

Talk radio host and author Clay Travis, who is a supporter of former President Donald Trump, wrote one of the most-liked responses to Milano’s tone-deaf appeal: “Alyssa Milano is worth millions, but she went on Twitter to beg people much poorer than her to pay for her son’s baseball team to attend a travel tournament in Cooperstown, NY. Next level tone deaf.”

Travis then spotted an opportunity the next day to troll Milano by donating to the GoFundMe campaign and requesting that the boy’s team all play the tournament wearing MAGA hats.

“Hey ⁦ @Alyssa_Milano ⁩ since you couldn’t afford to pay for your son’s baseball team to travel to Cooperstown, I just paid off the rest of the Go Fund Me so they could make the trip,” Travis wrote gleefully. “Only request is the team play the tourney in MAGA hats. You’re welcome.”

In response to the controversy, Milano defended herself, disclosing that she has chipped in for her son’s baseball team, as well, to help pay for expenses.