Ben Shapiro went after Alyssa Milano on Wednesday, criticizing the actress and accusing her of “sexism” over remarks she made earlier that day.
“It’s kind of shocking to suggest that due process shouldn’t apply to men. That is the essence of sexism. The idea that certain rules should not apply to people on the basis of their genetics. That’s obviously discrimination of the highest order,” Shapiro said during an appearance on Fox News.
“But this is the world in which we now live, in which white men are presumed guilty because they are white men … because they are supposedly in a position of privilege,” he added.
In the moments before Shapiro spoke, Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum played footage of an interview Milano gave on MSNBC earlier that day in which she seemed to dismiss the concerns of men in the #MeToo era.
“Women, young people have had it difficult for generations and generations and generations and we will not be silenced any longer and that means if men have a hard time right now, then I’m sorry, this is the way the pendulum has to shift,” said Milano in the interview, in which she also warned that President Trump was using a “cult like force” to manipulate the American people.
“It really is the left that thinks in terms of race and sex rather than in terms of individual terms of guilt or innocence,” said Shapiro — echoing an argument often heard on Fox News.
Milano has taken a vocal stand against Brett Kavanaugh, stirring conservative ire. She appeared at his Senate testimony last Thursday where her live Twitter commentary went viral.
A rep for Milano did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap on Shapiro’s comments.