Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano got in a very high-profile internet fight recently. Grab your popcorn, but no need for salt: These ladies have you covered here.
How do McGowan and Milano know each other?
For the unfamiliar, this pair isn’t beefing out of nowhere. 46-year-old Rose McGowan and 47-year old Alyssa Milano both starred on the supernatural fantasy drama television series, “Charmed.” The show ran for eight seasons from 1998 – 2006.
According to McGowan, Milano was extremely toxic on the set. It makes sense, then, that she so quickly jumped into a fight when Milano tried to call her out on Twitter.
It started with the DNC
On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, McGowan tweeted, “What have the Democrats done to solve ANYTHING? Help the poor? No. Help black & brown people? No. Stop police brutality? No. Help single mothers? No. Help children? No. You have achieved nothing. NOTHING. Why did people vote Trump? Because of you motherf***ers.”
McGowan hadn’t said anything about Milano in the tweet, but apparently, her former “Charmed” co-star was too disenchanted with the take not to speak up.
Alyssa Milano replied with “A thread of all the things the Democratic Party has done to make the world a better place.”
A bold move by Milano, but McGowan’s Twitter clapback came hard and fast – and this is where she brought up the behind-the-scenes “Charmed” beef, along with an unflattering GIF of Milano. The shade could eclipse the sun, I’m telling you.
1) You stole #metoo (a brilliant communication tool, not a movement) from Tarana. You co-opted my movement, the Cultural Reset, for fame, jealous of me for outing my rapist. You made 250k per week on Charmed. (Con’t) pic.twitter.com/d9HmnJEYXM
— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) August 22, 2020
McGowan continued, “2) You threw a fit in front of the crew, yelling, ‘They don’t pay me enough to do this sh*t!’ Appalling behavior on the daily. I cried every time we got renewed because you made that set toxic AF. Now, get off my coattails you f***ing fraud.”
Milano’s response did not address her alleged on-set behavior. Instead, she moved on from the conversation with some vague platitudes.
“Everyone saying sweet things–I see you. Thank you. Everyone saying horrible things– I see you. F*** off. Hurt people hurt people Empowered people empower people. Loved people love people.”
Both McGowan and Milano are outspoken activists, but they fall on very different ends of many arguments. It was inevitable their tension would boil over, especially now that we know it’s been going on since the late 90s.
It’s quite reflective of 2020 that seeing two former actresses in their forties fight about the state of the world on Twitter feels totally normal. We are all just here to enjoy the show.