- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Actress and liberal activist Alyssa Milano says she wants nothing to do with the national Women’s March amid the group’s continued refusal to denounce the racist and anti-Semitic rantings of Louis Farrakhan.

“Any time that there is any bigotry or anti-Semitism in that respect, it needs to be called out and addressed,” Ms. Milano told The Advocate in a recent interview, adding that she’s “disappointed” in the Women’s March leaders who have failed to denounce the Nation of Islam leader.

Mr. Farrakhan, an admitted admirer of Adolf Hitler who has a long history of making racist, anti-Semitic comments, came under fire most recently for comparing Jews to termites. Women’s March cochair Tamika Mallory proudly sat in the audience during one of Mr. Farrakhan’s bigoted rants earlier this year and praised him on social media as the “greatest of all time.” Ms. Mallory has refused to denounce Mr. Farrakhan despite continued backlash.

Women’s March Co-chair Linda Sarsour defended Ms. Mallory and also refused to denounce Mr. Farrakhan or his statements. The organization was widely criticized after issuing a tepid response saying Mr. Farrakhan’s values did not align with theirs.

Ms. Milano told The Advocate that she won’t accept an invitation to speak at the next Women’s March as long as Ms. Sarsour or Ms. Mallory are still in charge.

“I would say no at this point,” she said. “Unfortunate that none of them have come forward against him at this point. Or even given a really good reason why to support them.”

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