Actress Alyssa Milano recently came under fire for creating a GoFundMe account to raise money for her 12-year-old son’s baseball team. While the campaign is nearing its goal of $10,000, some people were upset that she was asking for money from average individuals despite being a celebrity.
In a tweet sharing the link to the fundraiser, Milano wrote, “My son’s baseball team is raising money for their Cooperstown trip. Any amount would be so greatly appreciated. You can read more about the team and make a donation here.” However, this did not go over as planned, leading to criticism from certain individuals.
Some questioned why Milano was not using her own money to support her son’s team. One Twitter user wrote, “Alyssa Milano has absolutely lost her mind. How out-of-touch and tone-deaf can one person possibly be?” Another user asked, “Why isn’t Alyssa Milano paying for the trip for the whole team herself? Why is she asking for money from people who can barely buy groceries?”
However, some fellow parents defended Milano, stating that fundraising is a common practice among moms and dads with kids in sports. They argued that allowing her son to learn the value of fundraising is respectful and beneficial. On the other hand, some believed that Milano should use her celebrity status to help raise money for her son’s team.
What are your thoughts on this matter? Do you think it was wrong for Milano to ask mostly strangers for money using her large platforms?