As reported by WesternJournal
She must have hit too close to home.
Hollywood actress and self-described “activist” Amber Heard was taking fire from both sides of the immigration debate this week after a now-deleted Twitter post she published on July 3 warning her Tinseltown neighbors that she’d heard a checkpoint had been set up by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
The tweet revealed much more about the Hollywood mentality than Heard ever could have intended.
“Just heard there’s an ICE checkpoint in hollywood, a few blocks from where I live. Everyone better give their housekeepers, nannies and landscapers a ride home tonight…” Heard wrote.
Heard deleted the tweet. Unfortunately for her – but fortunately for the immigration debate in the United States – it was captured and posted by other users, like this screen shot from Twitchy.com.
The implication is clear enough: The domestic servants who make the stressful life livable for the Hollywood glitterati are all border jumpers living in the United States illegally.
If a conservative like Hollywood actor James Woods had posted a comment like that on Twitter, liberals would be apoplectic, claiming he had slurred an entire social cast as rife with illegal aliens.
Heard might have thought her status as a bona fide “activist” (it says so on her Twitter bio, after all) would protect her from any backlash. If that’s what she thought, she thought wrong. According to People magazine, Heard took heat from liberals, like one who accused her of trafficking in outdated stereotypes.
One wrote: “hi, amber. i love you so much so i’m gonna say this to you: not all immigrants are housekeepers, nannies and landscapers (not that there’s anything wrong with being one) but this stereotype should have long been eradicated”
Some even thought Heard might have been being sarcastic (as Woods would surely have been) and mocking the Hollywood liberals as only taking an interest in illegal immigration to protect their domestic-servant work force.
Regrettably, sarcasm was not the goal. Heard deleted the post after it was picked up by the gossip web site TMZ, but in a follow-up tweet, defended it as making a “simple statement.”
With this human rights crisis being so politicized, it is hard to make a simple statement w/out it being used to distract from the real issues. Its hard for everyone to not be negatively affected by this subject n some way. pic.twitter.com/nZ0PrMet4G
— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) July 3, 2018
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