Actress Mila Kunis has really upset conservatives after revealing she submits monthly donations to Planned Parenthood in Vice President Mike Pence’s name.
During an episode of “Conan” last week, Kunis spoke publicly about her donations with the apparent expectation that she would face scrutiny.
“This is when a lot of hate mail comes my way. I apologize if I'm offending anybody,” she said before explaining her controversial form of protest.
"... I disagreed with some of the stuff that Pence was doing and was trying to do, and so as a reminder that there are women out there in the world [who] may or may not agree with his platform, I put him on a list of reoccurring donations that are made in his name to Planned Parenthood," she said.
Kunis is a vocal advocate of women’s reproductive rights and did not hold back when expressing her views to host Conan O'Brien.
"Every month to his office, he gets a little letter that says an anonymous donation has been made in your name," the 34-year-old “Bad Moms” star said. "... I strongly disagree, and this is my little way of showing it."
O'Brien suggested it was a "peaceful protest," and Kunis agreed.
However, Kunis’ revelation did not go over well with pro-life conservatives. In retaliation, people rallied together on social media to call for a boycott against Jim Beam bourbon whiskey for which Kunis is a spokesperson.
The hashtag “Boycott Beam” began circulating throughout social media with users expressing their contempt for Kunis’ actions and calling for her to be dropped as the face of the brand.
I doubt Jim Beam knew about Mila's actions, but now that they do they need to drop her or I will also have to drop Beam. #BoycottBeam— John McNamara (@J_Pa_Mc) November 7, 2017
Additionally, several folks decided to give Kunis a taste of her own medicine and vow to pledge donations to the NRA and pro-life organizations in her name.
Mila Kunis set up monthly donations in Veep's name. I'm contributing to National Right to Life in her name, sending memos to her. Who's in??— Buckeye Brenda (@buckeye_brenda) November 5, 2017
However, as Kunis’ disclaimer on the show suggests, she isn't bothered by the influx of hate she was bound to receive from her remarks. She was prepared for it; unlike Pence, who was probably floored when he began receiving thank you cards from the very organization he’s trying to bring down.
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