As it has been widely reported, Milano launched the #MeToo social media movement on Sunday evening, encouraging men and women across the world to respond “me too” to her original tweet about being a victim of sexual harassment. In a live segment on the morning show, the actress discussed the viral Twitter campaign with Robin Roberts, which was created in the midst of the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
“I think that it’s something that’s so, so prevalent. It’s a cultural issue that I think we have to face,” Milano said. “Women posting ‘me too’ gave them courage to not have to tell their story, or not have to name their predator, but to just stand in solidarity. I think the numbers are a testament to how women can be when we do stand together and we are one.”
Milano went on to explain what she set out to achieve with the hashtag, which generated more than 1.3 million tweets by Wednesday. “What the ‘me too’ campaign really does is put the focus back on the victims. To give us a voice. To give us strength. To give us power. And what that enables us to do is say, ‘no more, no more. We’re not going to put up with this any more.’ We’re going to be vocal until this stops. It stops here,” she said.
As Gossip Cop reported, Gabrielle Union spoke about the “Me Too” social media movement on “Good Morning America” earlier this week. As a sexual assault victim, the actress came forward to take part in the campaign, responding with “#MeToo” to Milano’s original tweet. Since the launch of the hashtag, other notable celebrities have contributed to the movement and raised awareness, including Debra Messing, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera and Lady Gaga. Watch the full GMA interview below!
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