Alyssa Milano exclaimed that we are in a “culture of outrage” after Matt Damon said not all sexual misconduct allegations carry the same weight.
Milano went on a Twitter tirade on Friday night after Damon’s tone-deaf ABC News interview where he defended Louis C.K. went viral.
“It’s the micro that makes the macro,” Milano, who publicized the #MeToo movement after the allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light, began her thread.
“I have been a victim of each component of the sexual assault spectrum of which you speak. They all hurt. And they are all connected to a patriarchy intertwined with normalized, accepted–even welcomed– misogyny,” the “Charmed” star wrote.
“We are not outraged because someone grabbed our a–es in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal. We are outraged because we have been gaslighted. We are outraged because we were silenced for so long,” she continued.
Damon received serious backlash over the interview after people were quick to notice he did not understand the #MeToo movement.
“There’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?” Damon told ABC News, adding that he thinks C.K. would work again, but someone like Harvey Weinstein was at an extreme.
“I just think that we have to kind of start delineating between what these behaviors are,” he continued.
Actress Minnie Driver also responded to Damon’s comments, calling them “bollocks.”
“There are so many men I love who do NOT frame the differentiation between sexual misconduct assault and rape as an excuse or worse- our problem,” she tweeted. “Such bollocks..”
The two stars were just a couple of many women — and men — to speak out about Damon’s comments.
“Thank you, Alyssa. Dead-on metaphor for Matt Damon’s ‘spectrum’ of sexual harassment and assault. NONE of it is acceptable,” one Twitter user wrote in response to Milano.
Another added, “So disappointed at Matt Damon’s remarks. If all of us only spoke of things we personally understood, experienced, or felt, the world would be a far more empathetic. And less stupid.”
Damon, 47, has been continually questioned about sexual misconduct in Hollywood as he was a close pal with Weinstein — who put Damon’s career on the map by backing his and Ben Affleck’s flick “Good Will Hunting.”
He continues to stand by the fact that he had no idea Weinstein behaved this way and while he knew the film producer was a “womanizer,” he thought his encounters were consensual.
“Any human being would have put a stop to that, no matter who he was,”Damon said to Peter Travers of the rape accusations against Weinstein.
“They would’ve said absolutely no. You know what I mean? … I knew I wouldn’t want him married to anyone close to me. But that was the extent of what we knew, you know? And that wasn’t a surprise to anybody.”