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Alyssa Milano denies doing blackface, says she was parodying Snooki

Alyssa Milano has responded to accusations that she posed in blackface years ago, saying it’s a “smear campaign” of misinformation. She said the image in question is of her portraying Jersey Shore star Snooki and that she’s “never done” blackface.” data-reactid=”16″>Alyssa Milano has responded to accusations that she posed in blackface years ago, saying it’s a “smear campaign” of misinformation. She said the image in question is of her portraying Jersey Shore star Snooki and that she’s “never done” blackface.

LifeZette titled “Alyssa Milano Facing Backlash Over ‘Blackface Scandal’ After Damning Photo Comes Back to Haunt Her.” The story featured a split image of Milano, whose skin appears much darker in one picture. ” data-reactid=”17″>The 47-year-old actress and activist shared a screenshot of an article posted on the conservative website LifeZette titled “Alyssa Milano Facing Backlash Over ‘Blackface Scandal’ After Damning Photo Comes Back to Haunt Her.” The story featured a split image of Milano, whose skin appears much darker in one picture. 

“Funny or Die” skit. ” data-reactid=”18″>She explained that the photo, which had been circulating on social media for days, is from an old “Funny or Die” skit. 

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when she tweeted that “cancel culture is being weaponized” by Republicans and Russian President Vladimir Putin.” data-reactid=”31″>On Monday, Milano — who is an outspoken critic of President Trump — ruffled feathers when she tweeted that “cancel culture is being weaponized” by Republicans and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Take notice of who they are targeting & what is trending. Are they trying to hurt Trump’s most vocal critics? Yup. The misinformation campaign has begun,” she wrote.

She clarified, “I’ve never done, nor would I ever do blackface.”

The photo of me parading Jersey Shore and Snookie’s tan? This proves the entire point of the actual tweet. I’ve never done, nor would I ever do blackface.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 30, 2020