Alyssa Milano Refers To Herself As A Transgender, Immigrant, And Person Of Color; Receives Criticism -- Is She Right?

Alyssa Milano is every group that needs love and support. However, members of those groups feel she can be an ally without usurping their experiences.

Alyssa Milano Refers To Herself As A Transgender, Immigrant, And Person Of Color; Receives Criticism -- Is She Right?530
source: BET Networks

Amidst the recent movements about gender and racial equality, some people appear to be taking things too far and are trying to push all the wrong buttons of those around them. 

Alyssa Milano generated a lot of controversy with just one recent tweet, in which she referred to herself as transgender.

The tweet was directed at her fellow women on the gender’s day of celebration, and Milano referred to others as “her transgender sisters.” 

She wrote: "My transgender sisters! I am celebrating YOU this #NationalWomensDay!"

When asked by another user whether she was really transgender herself, she decided to double down on her tweet and replied saying that she was “everything.” 

She “explained” that she was not only transgender, but also a person of color, an immigrant, a lesbian and a gay man, and finally, that she was also disabled.

The activist clarified: "I'm trans. I'm a person of color. I'm an immigrant. I'm a lesbian. I'm a gay man. I'm the disabled. I'm everything. And so are you, Kirk. Don't be afraid of what you don’t know or understand. No one wants to hurt you. We are all just looking for our happily ever after."

The tweets quickly stirred up controversy and were not taken lightly by many. 

Some attempted to defend Milano by reminding her that she is just someone who advocates for the rights of those groups, but that she does not belong to them herself.

However, this kind of response was apparently in the minority, as many jumped to criticize Milano for her tweet, and some even called on her to delete the message. 

Milano made it clear that she fully stood behind what she had written though, despite all the controversy she managed to create with that post. 

According to the speculation of some, this might have been her main intention all along, although it is not clear what exactly she might have been trying to accomplish if that is true. 

Milano tried to clarify her stance by stating: "I’m glad this tweet invoked conversation. I’m so sorry it offended some. I see you and hear you. But just a reminder, empathy is not a bad thing. Nuance is important and literal interpretation is not always intended. And I can identify with and not identify as. Both are powerful."

Do you think Milano is wrong or right for trying to align herself too close to these groups?