Hollywood actress sets up $10,000 fundraiser for son’s baseball trip sparking backlash
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 26
Alyssa Milano has been hit with backlash after asking for money (Picture: Instagram/@milano_alyssa)

Charmed star is facing heavy criticism for asking people to donate to a fundraiser for her son’s baseball trip.

The 51-year-old actress posted a plea on X with a GoFundMe link, asking fans for donations to the Birds 12U team so they can hit their goal of £10,000.

Currently at over £7,000, the fundraiser – which was created by Alyssa – states: ‘In order to compete, we must raise funds.’

She tweeted: ‘My son’s baseball team is raising money for their Cooperstown trip. Any amount would be so greatly appreciated.’

The appeal sparked a major backlash as Alyssa, along with her husband David Bugliari, are both thought to be multi-millionaires.

The Melrose Place actress is estimated to be worth $10 million (£7.8 million) while her CAA talent agent husband has a net worth of $5 million (£3.9 million).

She and her husband have an estimated combined net worth of $15million (Picture: Instagram/@milano_alyssa)
She was asking for $10,000 total for a baseball trip (Picture: Instagram/@milano_alyssa)

‘Ain’t you a millionaire? Why are you asking for money from people who are struggling?’ criticised X user Autumn Cieplik, among numerous tweets ridiculing Alyssa.

Kate Mott added: ‘Here is a woman whose net worth is right around $10 million and she is pandering for money for her son’s team trip? @Alyssa_Milano this is a new low.’

‘She can afford to send the entire team yet she’s on the Internet begging for money 💰. Shameless,’ slammed Scott Barr while Kristen Mag scathed: ‘Stars! They’re just like us!’

‘You’re a multimillionaire. Sponsor your own son’s team,’ tweeted Lacie. ‘How dare you ask for working-class people who can’t even afford to pay rent and put food on the table. Disgusting’

One outraged critic even sarcastically donated $5 to the fundraiser under the name ‘DoesntAlyssa HaveEnoughMoney.’

Despite the backlash, people do appear to be sending funds with one anonymous donation of $200 and $350 from someone else.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Alyssa’s representatives for comment.