Actress Alyssa Milano is being mocked on social media for a photo she posted of her family all wearing personal protective masks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
While husband Dave, and children, Milo and Elizabella, are all wearing adequate masks, the one Milano is wearing is crochet—stitched together with yarn.
“Show me your masks! Masks keep people safe and healthy. Show me yours! Ready? Go!” she captioned the photo.
Check it out:
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 23, 2020
At least she’s wearing a mask, right? Or, maybe not, as BizPac Review reports: “Twitter then relentlessly barraged Milano with a torrent of hilarious replies pointing out how ineffective her mask was.”
Actor James Woods responded: “A crocheted mask is about as effective as a balsa wood battleship.”
I’m not being sarcastic, and I know your concern is genuine and well intentioned. That said, a crocheted mask is about as effective as a balsa wood battleship. https://t.co/JYZeTYFmsS
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 24, 2020
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Here’s how some other people responded to the photo:
Stupidity at the highest level. https://t.co/DNR05QqD7Y
— Sandy Schneider (@sandyaschneider) May 23, 2020
Here’s mine and it’s just as effective as yours. pic.twitter.com/t865MzRVm6
— Diane Tavarez Strain (@TAVSTRA) May 23, 2020
A crocheted mask. CROCHETED. Full of holes and gaps. This girl ain't too bright. https://t.co/8RNMhtZ33T
— Angela.Kay (@DeepSouthProud) May 23, 2020
You should try this one on. pic.twitter.com/QIk5wUOEND
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) May 23, 2020
After facing backlash, Milano defended her mask in a reply.
The “mask has a carbon filter in it. So, yes, it might be crochet but totally safe,” she contended.