Sunday, July 10, 2016

Must not express sympathy while on a yacht

WITH America rocked by the very public deaths of two black men at the hands of police this week, celebrities in the US and across the world are voicing their condemnation of the killings and lending their support to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

And then there’s former The O.C. star Mischa Barton. Currently on holiday in Europe, the 30-year-old actor was still plugged in to the news back at home, and posted her thoughts about the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot and killed by police while selling CDs outside of a supermarket this week.

Barton’s text was impassioned and from the heart — she calls the spate of police killings an “embarrassment to America,” calling for “gun control, unity and a real President so think about that when this election is around the corner.”

“I’m truly heart broken to watch videos like the #altonsterling execution,” Barton writes. “This may have been going on forever in the United States but thank god the pigs get caught on camera now.”

However, Barton illustrated her thoughts, not with a picture of Sterling, but with a holiday picture.  Not just any holiday picture. Barton’s thoughts on systemic police brutality against black men was set to a picture of the actor clad in a bikini, living it up on the back of a yacht, a glass of rosé in her hand.

Those on social media were merciless:



Anonymous said...

She sounds like an empty headed idiot.

Anonymous said...

She is no worse than the American media.

Bird of Paradise said...

Hollywood's full of airheads Matt Damon's just one of them

Anonymous said...

Yes, even mourning must only occur in socially accepted formats now.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...