Rising TikTok star Savannah Edwards’ viral video was in response to a clip from Milano’s podcast ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ in which she told non-Blacks to ‘imagine being a Black man’ in America.
A Black TikTok user Savannah Edwards slammed Alyssa Milano, calling her a “white supremacist”, in a video that went viral online. She accused the Hollywood actress of causing more division and hate across the country and called her a part of the problem.
Rising TikTok star Savannah Edwards, who goes by the handle @thisissavvy on the social platform, responded to a clip from Milano’s podcast ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ in which she told Americans who weren’t Black to imagine being a “Black man in America”.
“For those of us who are not Black men, imagine watching the news and seeing how people…” Milano asked, before the clip flipped to thisissavvy’s perspective.
Edwards, who frequently shares explainer videos on TikTok, said that Milano was “a White lady with a microphone” telling Black men that they and the criminals they see “on TV are one and the same.”
“Imagine being a Black man and being told by some White lady with a microphone that you and the criminal on TV are one and the same because you look alike,” she began, before proceeding to point out the differences in how American society views Blacks and Whites.
“Imagine being told by society that White people can be all that they can be but you as a Black man, the content of your character is completely irrelevant. You are the color of your skin and that’s all you will ever be,” Edwards continued. “Imagine being told you can’t figure out how to vote because of the color of your skin.”
She then called out the ‘Little Italy’ star for allegedly pushing these narratives that are dividing America, and pointed out that she was part of the problem.
“Socioeconomics affects everyone but apparently you’re not as smart as the poorest white person. Lady I don’t want to hate you,” she stated. “I understand your heart is in the right place but you are everything you preach against. You’re not helping, you’re making things worse. You’re causing more division, you’re causing more fear.”
Edwards noted that she was, statistically speaking, much more likely to be shot by her Black neighbor than a police officer. “Statistically speaking, I am more likely to be shot and killed by my Black elderly neighbor across the street than the cop who patrols my neighborhood,” she said. “Statistically speaking homicide by cop is very rare but people like you find power in fear so you keep it front-page news.”
She concluded: “You don’t have to be a White supremacist. You can be better.”
Observers on social media lavished praise on Edwards and derided Milano. “Love this lady! She says exactly what most Americans really think. It’s largely the Democrats, media, and white celebs like @Alyssa_Milano that keep making race the issue. Treat people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Remember?” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted.
“‘You don’t have to be a white supremacist, you can be better.’ A powerful message to the race-baiting Left who engage in the bigotry of low expectations,” journalist Rita Panahi added.
“This is what I have said many times, this virtue signaling crap is far more racist than anything else. it brands black people as victims, incapable, and in need of constant assistance. It is insidious and worse than cancer to society and must be cut out,” another Twitter user chimed in.
Love this lady! 🔥🔥🔥
She says exactly what most Americans really think.
It’s largely the Democrats, media, and white celebs like @Alyssa_Milano that keep making race the issue.
Treat people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) May 2, 2021
“You don’t have to be a white supremacist, you can be better.”
Powerful message to the race-baiting Left who engage in the bigotry of low expectations. pic.twitter.com/usyoXu1oIi
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) May 1, 2021
This is what i have said many times, this virtue signalling crap is far more racist than anything else.
it brands black people as victims, incapable and in need of constant assistance.
It is insidious and worse than cancer to a society and must be cut out.
— Amojak 🇬🇧 #AllLivesMatter (@Amojak2) May 2, 2021