Sam Robeson - July 3, 2018
In an attempt to be witty and woke, Amber Heard has elicited the wrath of h8ers claiming that she's racist. Heard has been a vocal opponent of Trump's separation policy, and even Instagrammed a pic of herself holding a poorly-phrased and barely-legible sign. So you know she's serious and on the frontlines. Unfortunately, people don't care about protest signs unless they rhyme or reference a viral meme, but they do care about a tweet - that while probably meant to be ironic and not racist - has been interpreted as being just one step below a cartoon of Speedy Gonzales joining MS-13. Heard posted:
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...
Saying that Hispanic people work as housekeepers, nannies, and landscapers. I won't believe it. Not for a second. Like saying that douchebags who fell through the cracks of society work as bloggers for the dark web. Not for a second. Heard followed up her initial tweet with:
Checkpoints on your home streets.... Is this the "great" America we're aiming for? Raids, fences and police-state like checkpoints don't feel like the "land of the free" our immigrant ancestors built.
Being well-intended in 2018 is of secondary importance to knowing how to craft a succinct tweet, so for all intents and purposes, Heard might as well have gunned down a group of immigrants in front of their children. And then ate the children. At least according to the responses she got, which include:
Can this sound any more 1950s white privileged? These professions aren't just for immigrants nor do they need "white chaperones" as a safety net. You could have worded this better.
This is racist and disappointing.
Wait... what the f**k did you just say?
What the f**k, indeed. You racist slut.
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