Alyssa Milano Clarifies Her Controversial 'Sex Strike' Tweet That Sparked Mixed Reactions

Bettina Dizon
May 16, 2019
01:40 A.M.
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Alyssa Milano’s “sex strike” tweet that sparked controversy is directed towards abortion ban awareness, explains the actress.


Alyssa Milano recently brought to Twitter her sentiments and called for a sex strike three days after the “heartbeat bill” was signed by Georgia’s governor, banning abortions once a heartbeat is detected which is mostly within six weeks.

Other women were unsure of the strike, seeing as it assumed sexual intercourse is an act only enjoyed by men and that women are objects that can be denied access to as punishment.


Another point raised by those critical of the strike was the fact that it ignored the LGBTQ community, ignoring the possibility of sexual violence.

“My purpose for sending out that tweet was simply, I felt like these bills were being ignored and sending out that tweet, look at me now, I’m on your show, and we’re talking about women’s rights and how they’re being rolled back,” she explained to CNN’s Chris Cuomo.


Milano further explained that the bills being passed are “ridiculous” given that abortion after six weeks becomes a crime when women usually “don’t know they’re pregnant before eight weeks.” 

Generally, everyone is pro-life, and having an abortion is not something people want to do in their lifetime, yet some circumstances place women in situations where abortion is their best option.


“Just because there are women that don’t believe in abortion doesn’t take away someone else’s right,” added the actress.

Earlier this year, Milano’s tweet also gained attention and backlash after she compared the MAGA hat to the Ku Klux Klan’s white headpiece.

“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,” read her tweet.

Supporters President Trump immediately replied to the tweet, calling the actress out and suggesting she apologize, yet Milano carried on with her life.