Amber Heard slammed for 'racist' post that urged people 'to hide their nannies from ICE checkpoints'
While the star did not apologize, she deleted it and further targeted Trump in another tweet where she criticized his take on the immigrants and his policies
People are not happy with Amber Heard after the star posted a racist tweet after she learned about a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement checkpoint near her home. In the tweet, which has since been deleted, Amber wrote, “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…."
Twitter users were quick to call the actress 'racist' following her tweet. "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,” one user wrote. While another wrote, "Amber, my immigrant grandparents had to work hard to be able to get into the "land of the free" so while everyone has an opportunity, they still have to do it properly..sorry you only think Latinos can me your maids or nannies or landscape. Seems like you need an education hon!"
Another went on to add that she did not understand what was happening in the country. "Lol. Heaven forbid a Hispanic to have a decent job, eh Amber? Nah...you keep pretending you understand their plight. To you, they are just papers. The left is truly all over the place... it's interesting watching you all self-destruct," the tweet read. Meanwhile, there were others who defended her thinking that her tweet was meant to be sarcastic.
"I think the tweet is meant to be sarcastic...sorta calling out the elites who do hire these ppl in these professions. I could be wrong here...but that's how I read it upon first glance," one user wrote. While another added, "Maybe I’m misreading this tweet, but she’s not stereotyping Mexican people, she’s calling out her fellow Hollywood white elites that’ll hire Mexican workers for dirt cheap etc?"
After Amber deleted her first tweet, she posted another, this time, calling out President Donald Trump for his controversial immigration policies.
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