Alyssa Milano accused attendees of the CPAC speech of being Nazi’s, according to The Daily Wire.
“This is the stage at CPAC. THEY’RE NOT EVEN TRYING TO HIDE IT ANYMORE,” Milano captioned her image.
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) February 27, 2021
A short thread on #CPAC2021's unusual stage, which is clearly in the shape of a well known Nazi symbol.
It is also a symbol in use today by American extremists.
Matt Schlapp and the CPAC leadership need to explain how this could have happened. https://t.co/TW9r8JXY9q
— Simon Rosenberg (@SimonWDC) February 27, 2021
The CPAC stage resembles a known SS Nazi insignia. Generously, let's assume the design was in error. They should immediately release an apology and change up the stage. Not doing so will convey the most reprehensible intent. https://t.co/s5rsGkL7Sy
— Ilyse Hogue (@ilyseh) February 27, 2021
“Stage design conspiracies are outrageous and slanderous,” Lead organizer of CPAC Matt Schlapp tweeted.
“We have a long standing commitment to the Jewish community. Cancel culture extremists must address antisemitism within their own ranks.”
“CPAC proudly stands with our Jewish allies, including those speaking from this stage.”
Stage design conspiracies are outrageous and slanderous. We have a long standing commitment to the Jewish community. Cancel culture extremists must address antisemitism within their own ranks. CPAC proudly stands with our Jewish allies, including those speaking from this stage.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 27, 2021
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CPAC was held at a Hyatt Hotel.
“We take pride in operating a highly inclusive environment and we believe that the facilitation of gatherings is a central element of what we do as a hospitality company,” said a Hyatt spokesperson.
“We believe in the right of individuals and organizations to peacefully express their views, independent of the degree to which the perspectives of those hosting meetings and events at our hotels align with ours.”
“Our own values support a culture that is characterized by empathy, respect and diversity of opinions and backgrounds, and we strive to bring this to light through what we do and how we engage with those in our care.”
“In other words, [Hyatt] is totally fine hosting Nazis,” Milano wrote. “#CPAC #boycottHYATT #QPAC2021.”
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 27, 2021
“All those who use the word ‘Nazi’ to describe their political opponents are engaging in Holocaust denialism,” wrote Ellie Cohanim. “The Nazis systematically murdered 6 million Jews. Fools like [Alyssa Milano] are belittling the attempted genocide of #Jews and the memory of the 6 million.”
All those who use the word “Nazi” to describe their political opponents are engaging in Holocaust denialism. The Nazis systematically murdered 6 million Jews. Fools like @Alyssa_Milano are belittling the attempted genocide of #Jews and the memory of the 6 million. https://t.co/W60ZFHFyBg
— Ellie Cohanim (@elliecohanim) February 28, 2021
From The Daily Wire:
Earlier this month, actress Gina Carano, an open conservative, was fired from her standout role on Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” ostensibly for making a Nazi comparison. The post, notably, did not compare the current political climate to Nazi Germany, but instead cautioned against political division.