Left-leaning celebrity Alyssa Milano has been brutally mocked online for an ‘epic virtue signal failure’ after announcing her decision to swap her Tesla for a Nazi-founded Volkswagen to dissociate herself from ‘hate and supremacy’ white”.
Charm actress Alyssa Milano – who previously describe herself as the “proud” owner of Tesla – took to Twitter on Saturday to tell the world that she had returned her Tesla vehicle and bought a Volkswagen instead, as she criticized the platform of social media owned by Elon Musk for enabling “hate and white supremacy”.
“I returned my Tesla. I bought the VW ev. I love it,” she wrote.
Additionally, she said she doesn’t know “how advertisers can buy space on Twitter.”
“Products from a publicly traded company aligned with hate and white supremacy doesn’t seem like a winning business model,” Milano wrote.
I returned my Tesla.
I bought the VW ev.
I love it.
I don’t know how advertisers can buy space on Twitter. The products of a publicly traded company being pushed into the alignment of hate and white supremacy doesn’t seem like a winning business model.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 26, 2022
Earlier this month, Volkswagen – Europe’s largest automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labor Front under the leadership of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist Party – suspended ads on Twitter in response to Elon Musk’s vow to make the social media platform a home for free speech.
In response to Milano’s remarks, many took to social media to criticize the Hollywood activist’s “epic virtue signal failure”.
“Volkswagen was literally founded by Nazis and Hitler,” wrote conservative comedy duo Kevin Hodge and Keith Hodge, better known as the Hodgetwins.
Volkswagen was literally founded by the Nazis and Hitler.
—Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) November 26, 2022
Musk himself responded with a laughing emoji as well as a “100,” seemingly in an expression of absolute agreement with Hodges’ observation.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 26, 2022
“Democrats are so dumb,” actor Nick Searcy wrote. “She traded a car made by an African American for a car from a Nazi-developed company while complaining about white supremacy.”
Democrats are so stupid.
She traded a car made by an African American for a car from a Nazi-developed company while complaining about white supremacy.@Alyssa_Milano https://t.co/GofG9x21wE
— INTERNATIONAL FILM & TV STAR Nick Searcy (@yesnicksearcy) November 27, 2022
“Um. You might want to look up the origins of Volkswagen before trying to signal virtue with this one,” Calgary columnist Cory Morgan wrote.
You might want to research Volkswagen’s origins before trying to signal virtue with this one. https://t.co/BQxOYV9hYa
— Cory Morgan (@CoryBMorgan) November 26, 2022
“Nothing says ‘I’m concerned about white supremacy’ like buying a car from a company founded by the Nazi government,” wrote writer Mark Hemingway.
Nothing says “I’m concerned about white supremacy” like buying a car from a company founded by the Nazi government. https://t.co/yx114kO0Kh
—Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) November 26, 2022
“Who wants to tell him that Volkswagen was founded in 1937 under the leadership of Adolf Hitler? wrote conservative commentator John Cardillo.
Who wants to tell him that Volkswagen was founded in 1937 under the leadership of Adolf Hitler? https://t.co/dvTQlM8C72
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 27, 2022
“You mean the same VW that Hitler loved?” asked Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former adviser to former President Donald Trump.
You mean the same VW that Hitler loved? https://t.co/uzA9p5SE5Q pic.twitter.com/RhOWzUK8ym
—Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) November 27, 2022
“So brave,” mocked conservative commentator Katie Pavlich, sharing that the German automaker was originally operated by a Nazi organization and described as “Hitler’s pet project.”
“Originally run by the German Labor Front, a Nazi organization, Volkswagen was headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. In addition to its ambitious campaign to build a network of freeways and limited-access highways across Germany, Hitler’s pet project https://t.co/f5UnPjBOj1 pic.twitter.com/Wsking7OKH
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) November 26, 2022
“Yes Volkswagen. A company that has certainly never had anything to do with racists,” one Twitter user mocked.
Yes Volkswagen. A company that has certainly never had anything to do with racists. https://t.co/sqLKD3Ma5c
— Army Nerd Rage (@WeaponizedRage) November 27, 2022
“Alyssa ditched an immigrant-designed vehicle to buy one from a Hitler-founded company,” another wrote.
Alyssa ditched a vehicle designed by an immigrant to buy one from a company founded by Hitler. https://t.co/MhkpjPnAHv
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) November 27, 2022
“We live in such a profoundly idiotic time that fighting racism now means selling a car built by an African advocating free speech and buying one built by Adolf Hitler,” another user wrote.
We live in times so profoundly idiotic that fighting racism now means selling a car built by an African who advocates free speech and buying one built by Adolf Hitler. https://t.co/P1vu4lJBVx
— Rising Serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) November 26, 2022
The Hollywood star’s tweet comes as several prominent left-leaning celebrities have leave Twitter, including Debra Messing, Jack White, Whoopi Goldberg, model Gigi Hadid, TV mega-producer Shonda Rhimes and siblings Patricia and Rosanna Arquette.
In September, Milan announcement she was starring in an abortion-themed film that deals with the Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade.