‘Charmed’ actress Alyssa Milano defends seeking donations for son’s baseball trips after major backlash

Alyssa Milano faced heavy criticism last week after she shared a GoFundMe and asked her followers to consider donating to help her son’s baseball team travel to Cooperstown, New York.

The backlash was swift, and, given her net worth, the comments weren’t kind.

“Any amount would be so greatly appreciated. You can read more about the team and make a donation,” she wrote on X.

According to reports, Milano made the GoFundMe under her married name, Alyssa Bugliari, on behalf of her husband, David Bugliari.

The fundraiser, which sought $10,000, encouraged people donate to the “diverse, hardworking and really good” 12U team.

It said the funds were going to be used for “travel costs, uniforms, and dues for families.”

The reaction to the fundraiser, which at the time of writing has raised over $11,000, was quick, and it was not pretty.

“Alyssa is worth a reported $10 million. And look, having traveled to 3 tournaments last summer in 3 different cities in 3 different states, I get it. It’s beyond expensive. But to ask for donations here given her worth and the fact her husband is a CAA agent is really something,” one user wrote.

“Alyssa Milano needs our help, guys!!! This is serious!! Let’s dig deep,” another user wrote on X.

“I remember when raising money for an extracurricular trip actually meant EARNING money for the trip. You know, car washes, bake sales, recycling drives. Kids actually working for it,” someone else wrote.

The actress, who is known for her activism and political views, responded to the comments and “media inquiries.”

“I’ve paid for uniforms for the entire team and coaches, thrown bday parties and sponsor any kid who can’t afford monthly dues. The kids also do fundraising themselves—car washes, movie nights, and many other fun things!” she wrote.

Some followers replied with their support.

While others continued to criticize her decision to share the fundraiser.

Was it a good idea for Alyssa Milano to share a fundraiser for her son’s baseball trip on social media? Let us know your thoughts.


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