Lifestyle Style Alyssa Milano Slams Trolls Who Critiqued Her Crochet Mask with Built-in Filter: 'It's Totally Safe' "Mask has a filter in it for f---'s sake. A carbon one. My mom makes them," the actress explained on Twitter By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 25, 2020 11:53 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Alyssa Milano Twitter Alyssa Milano isn't filtering her disdain for social media trolls who jump to conclusions. On Saturday, the Insatiable actress, 47, posted a selfie riding in a car along with her husband David Bugliari and their two kids — son Milo Thomas, 8½, and daughter Elizabella Dylan, 5½ — asking her Twitter followers to proudly don their masks. "Show me your masks! Masks keep people safe and healthy. Show me yours! Ready? Go! #WearAMask," she wrote. But it wasn't her kids' playfully designed face coverings or her husband's medical mask that drew attention online — it was Milano's off-white crocheted choice that sent commenters buzzing. Some trolls were quick to point out that the crochet design wouldn't stop sneeze or cough particles from spreading through its holes. Milano explained, however, that there is a carbon filter sewn in to make it effective in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). "Mask has a filter in it for f---’s sake. A carbon one. My mom makes them. 🙄 #WearAMask," she wrote to one account that called the actress "stupid." These Face Mask Alternatives from Etsy Don’t Have Ear Loops — and Many Shoppers Say They’re Easier to Wear Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories Milano — who also explained that the family was on the way to "get the kids tested for antibodies" — tweeted, "Assh---s, mask has a carbon filter in it. So, yes, it might be crochet but totally safe." The actress seemed at a loss with the faux controversy, writing: "I don’t even know what to say anymore. Twitter is a dumpster fire," later adding in a tweet that the criticism "really is weird." RELATED VIDEO: Christian Siriano Opens Up About Turning Studio Into Mask Factory: 'It's Really Amazing to Watch' Donald Trump Wore a Mask on Factory Tour — but Away from the Cameras to Spite the Press, He Said Amid the ongoing pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people should wear cloth face coverings when in public and maintaining social distancing measures. "Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure," reads CDC guidelines on face coverings. The experts added that children under 2 and anyone who has issues breathing or is unconscious and unable to remove a mask on their own should not wear face coverings. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.