Earlier today, actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted a photo of herself and her family wearing masks while out on a trip, and encouraged everyone else to wear a mask as well:
— Tammy B. (@gronbachtami99) May 23, 2020
But the haters on the far right (and some on the fringe left) thought they saw an opportunity to attack her for it, when they noticed that her mask was crocheted and therefore appeared to have small holes in it. So many haters tried to dunk on her, it caused her name to begin trending on Twitter. Here’s the thing, though: these haters didn’t bother to do their homework.
After the faux-controversy erupted, Alyssa Milano explained that the “mask has a carbon filter in it. So, yes, it might be crochet but totally safe.” Other reasonable people backed her up on this by posting photos of their own crocheted masks, complete with filters on the inside.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report