Alyssa Milano revealed her go-to face mask she's been wearing amid the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday, but she did not receive the reception she imagined. Mainly, people criticized the mask's effectiveness. While face masks, in general, aren't 100 percent effective, they do prevent the spread of some germs. They are recommended to wear as the nation begins to open back up as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Milano's efforts to wear a mask and have her family protected, as well, were admirable. The problem came with how Milano's face cover was created. Unlike the rest of her family, she was sporting a crocheted mask created by her mother. Folks quickly zeroed in on the fact that the activist and actresses' mask didn't seem to be fit for stopping the coronavirus's spread due to its crochet nature. This assumption turned out to be false once some time passed. Many of the responses cleared up the confusion, including Milano, who later rebuked her critics.
"A—holes, mask has a carbon filter in it. So, yes, it might be crochet but totally safe," Milano tweeted. This explanation didn't stop people from chiming in on both sides, continuing the trend of making the Charmed actress as a target and controversial figure. Fans felt haters were treating Milano poorly, while critics made it clear that they thought her mask was still useless. Scroll down to see the variety of responses, including how such a cover works.
Loaded in the car to get the kids tested for antibodies. 🙄— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 23, 2020
My mom will make you one too!— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 23, 2020
What a metaphor for life...idiots judging something on the surface without knowing what lies beneath...do better people.— TLBTim (@TLBTim) May 23, 2020
Circular firing squad: I can’t believe @Alyssa_Milano wore that mask.
Trump Republicans: pic.twitter.com/3fRmvArQKL— Erick Sanchez 🧢 (@erickmsanchez) May 24, 2020
Here’s mine and it’s just as effective as yours. pic.twitter.com/t865MzRVm6— Diane Tavarez Strain (@TAVSTRA) May 23, 2020
So, the people who don't believe a mask is necessary have an issue with you wearing a mask they don't believe is enough protection.
They really can't get their grievances straight.— Phins (@PhinsMSP) May 23, 2020
It’s still useless. Actually it’s detrimental to your health as it reduces oxygen intake, increases CO2 intake, and out gasses various chemical toxins. Shehade H et al. Cutting edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 negatively regulates Th1 function. J Immunol 2015;195:1372-1376— Bill Harms 🇺🇸🇦🇺 (@landmeetssea17) May 24, 2020