A weekend back-and-forth between actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano and extra-turned-congressman Matt Gaetz left Twitter atwitter this weekend.
It started when Gaetz defended Milano from an online troll Saturday. After a user called Milano’s acting career and political views “garbage,” Gaetz chimed in.
The Seaside native’s home appeared in the Jim Carrey film “The Truman Show,” shot in Florida. “The Circus,” meanwhile, is a documentary show on Showtime that regularly interviews elected officials.
But after Gaetz weighed in on the social media conversation, Milano took notice.
“And now you’re telling me you’ve acted in two TV shows?! You’re one of those out-of-touch Hollywood elites! SNOWFLAKE!”
Gaetz issued a few emoticon claps, then noted a few other issues where he’s left of far-right.
“Alyssa, you’re right. Don’t forget animal welfare and climate change,” he wrote.
It prompted further conversation between the two cable news regulars.
While the genuine warmth between the two may be hard to gauge on Twitter, Milano told her own followers she appreciated the areas of common ground.
“The point is more about the Right usually does not agree with us and it seems Matt does,” she said. “Also, the Right normally does not fight for LGBTQ rights, and I do believe Matty has.”
But as the conversation played out, it left some confused and a few upset.
“As a Conservative Republican I am very disappointed,” wrote former Congressional candidate Ed Shoemaker.
Likewise, many of Milano’s followers dismissed Gaetz as a right-winger.