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Alyssa Milano shares her thoughts on democracy and the Dave Chappelle controversy after she was arrested outside the White House on Tuesday.

The 48-year-old actress and activist was hanging out in DC on Tuesday when a photographer asked her some questions about her recent arrest while advocating for her right to vote. In particular, they asked him whether it was worth shedding light on his reason for being arrested along with 23 other activists.


“Democracy is worth it,” declared the actress.

She also noted that she will testify before Congress on Thursday at the Equal Rights Amendment hearing.

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Alyssa Milano condemns ‘outrageous’ on Supreme Court: ‘The most dangerous time to be a woman in America’

“I was arrested for demanding the Biden administration and the Senate use their mandate to protect voting rights,” Milano confirmed on his personal Twitter Account Tuesday.

She continued: “Stand with me and @Peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights should not depend on where you live. #DontMuteOurVote.”

The group was advocating for voting rights before the Senate vote to move forward with the Freedom of Voting Act. The law is set to improve voter registration and would make Election Day a national holiday.

Alyssa Milano condemns ‘outrageous’ on Supreme Court: ‘The most dangerous time to be a woman in America’

Following her arrest, Milano was also asked by the photographer what she thought of the ongoing controversy surrounding Netflix and Chappelle’s standup special “The Closer.” While she’s advocating for voting rights in DC, employees of the streaming giant in California plan a mass walkout to protest co-CEO Ted Sarandos’ decision to give a platform to Chappell’s negative comments about the transgender community. are making.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCT 02: Alyssa Milano takes part in the Women's March Action: March 4 Reproductive Rights at Pershing Square on October 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

“I think there’s no place for any hate speech in America right now,” she said.

She took things a step further, calling on the streamer to remove the special and asking the comedians to educate themselves with members of the transgender community.

“I think Netflix should pull the special and Dave should really sit down and chat with people in the community to tell him why they were hurt by it,” Milano said.

She concluded: “I think it’s really important to hold people accountable.”

Actress and People for the American Way board member Alyssa Milano speaks at the "No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now" rally held in front of the White House on October 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.

In his special, the comedian devoted a significant amount of time to mocking the previous backlash he had received for comments made about the LGBTQ+ community. Specifically, he targets transgender people, going so far as to declare himself “Team TERF,” an acronym that stands for “Trans-Exclusive Radical Feminist.” The term was first applied to “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling for her comments that she excluded transgender women from conversations about feminism. Roughly the entire final third of the special is devoted to talking about the LGBTQ+ community, as well as responding to the previous backlash they received for similar jokes made on their fifth special, “Sticks and Stones.”