“Charmed” star Alyssa Milano said on Tuesday that she planned to stay on Twitter despite the trolls and her recent dust-up with billionaire and self-described “Chief Twit” Elon Musk, arguing that it was like a “turf war” and that it was important not to “cede that territory.”
Milano joined the co-hosts of ABC’s midday talk show “The View” on Tuesday, and she complained that Musk could have donated money to UNICEF instead of buying the social media platform, saying that if he had donated $40 billion instead, he could have put an end to world hunger.
Milano says she’ll still use Twitter because “We can’t cede that territory. It’s like a turf war.”
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“You know, your name popped up over the weekend when you tweeted that you returned your Tesla,” Joy Behar began, prompting a visible reaction from Milano. The actress, after tweeting that she had returned her Tesla and obtained a Volkswagen EV, was quickly informed that the German car company had been founded by “literal Nazis.”
Milano responded by saying that she didn’t understand why Musk had bought Twitter in the first place, arguing that if he had wanted to change the world he should have donated the money to an organization like UNICEF.
“You buy Twitter to destroy it — for $40 billion — $40 billion. Elon Musk — imagine if he donated that money to UNICEF? He would change the world! There would be — there would be no hunger,” she said.
Sunny Hostin then asked Milano whether she would stay on Twitter if it continued to be a “hellscape,” and the “Who’s the Boss?” alum said she wasn’t planning to go anywhere.
“I was always on the receiving end of trolls,” Milano said. “So to me it doesn’t feel any different. I always open Twitter with … you know what I mean, like with a helmet on because I’m so scared like something’s going to come out and hit me.”
“Do you think you’ll stay on it?” Hostin asked.
“Yeah, because we can’t cede that territory,” Milano insisted. “It’s like a turf war now. That’s how I look at it, and we can’t — I can’t …”
Whoopi Goldberg interrupted, saying that there was no way to wrest Twitter back from the trolls and it was best to simply “leave that for them” and move on.