Alyssa Milano’s progressive podcast offers a curious way to frame her activism.
It’s called, “Sorry Not Sorry.”
The title is meant to be bold and empowering. Too often, Milano’s political rhetoric deserves full-bodied apologies, though.
Milano savaged the recent CPAC gala in Orlando, Fla. on Twitter, claiming the stage design honored an obscure Nazi symbol in its structure.
Media reports on the non-story weren’t much better.
How A Nazi Symbol At CPAC Turned Into A Massive Hyatt Public Relations Disaster https://t.co/mw7UaAJjj1
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) March 1, 2021
Voila! The Republican confab doubled as a Nazi hangout. And Milano wasn’t alone among her Hollywood peers. Actress Rosanna Arquette similarly made that connection, along with a gaggle of “blue checkmark” progressives. They used the stage itself to slander attendees with the cruelest label possible.
No research. No context. They’re Nazis, end of story. These voices also demanded the hotel chain that hosted the event, Hyatt, explain its actions or face a boycott.
Hey Hyatt hotels. Highly inclusive ,does not mean hosting people who are NOT highly inclusive ,hosting a fascist Nazi convention is the antithesis of inclusiveness .you have made a grave error in judgement .the imminent Boycotts you are going to feel for years to come.
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) February 28, 2021
— Lea Thompson (@LeaKThompson) February 28, 2021
The charge was ludicrous on the surface. Now, we know even more about the team that created the stage display, and the Nazi charges completely disintegrate..
…a design firm publicly took responsibility for the stage design and reiterated what CPAC organizers had insisted from the beginning — the idea that the stage was a secret Nazi symbol was entirely baseless. In fact, the firm responsible for the stage design has a clear liberal bias.
Design Foundry took responsibility for the stage design and insisted that any apparent connection to a Nazi symbol was entirely unintentional.
Design Foundry said it “had no idea that the design resembled any symbol, nor was there any intention to create something that did.”
The firm said ACU had approved the stage design, which had been “intended to provide the best use of space, given the constraints of the ballroom and social distancing requirements.”
Milano’s accusatory Tweet is still up. A quick look at her Twitter timeline reveals no apology or attempt to correct the record.
Here’s some vital context.
“The Mandalorian” co-star Gina Carano saw her role on the Disney+ show erased after she made a nuanced comparison between the demonization of Jews in Nazi Germany to current political winds. What Carano shared wasn’t meant to demean anyone, yet she lost her highest profile role because of it along with her agent.
Will Milano and co. suffer a similar fate? That’s rhetorical.
Liberal celebrities can say the very worst things about Republicans without fear of career blowback. They can harass GOP First Ladies, trash conservatives as KKK members and more without any kind of fallout.
Left-leaning journalist Yashar Ali puts the final nail in the CPAC/Nazi coffin:
1. I know Design Foundry because they handle design for many events in DC for companies like MSNBC & Target.
They oversaw the design for the Biden Cancer Summit in 2018.
The owner, Annie, is very liberal and was so excited for Biden’s victory.
Great work conspiracy theorists. https://t.co/XF51I7WkiG
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 3, 2021
Filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza’s reaction to the situation explains … plenty.
If you ever wonder why the left wants to cancel all conservatives & treats them like second-class citizens, just remember many of them think @CPAC secretly designed a stage to replicate a Nazi symbol. That’s how evil they think you are. That’s how deep the mental illness goes.
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) March 3, 2021