Amber Heard’s political activism backfired when she made a comment insinuating that Hispanic people are “housekeepers, nannies, and landscapers.” The 32-year-old ex-wife of Johnny Depp started her tweet suggesting there was an ICE checkpoint in Hollywood, just a few blocks from where she lives.
The star said, “everyone better give their housekeepers, nannies, and landscapers a ride home tonight.” In response to the backlash, Heard wrote that it was hard for her to make a simple statement about a controversial issue, due to the fact that everything has become so politicized lately.
She added, “It’s hard for everyone not to be negatively affected by this subject in some way.” Heard explained in her tweets that having ICE checkpoints for the sake of deporting people – who are inhabiting the United States illegally – isn’t a part of the ethos on which the American founders built the society.
Others had Heard’s back, stating she was highlighting unfair stereotypes. After an hour, Amber made another comment.
According to Heard, most of the people living in the United States are merely people who “outstay” their visas and don’t actually cross the border illegally.
Bill Conway, one of her critics, stated that Heard wouldn’t understand anything about checkpoints because she lives in a “gated community,” clearly insinuating that Heard is a privileged elite, a one-percenter.
Heard responded to Mr. Conway, stating she did, in fact, grow up in an area with checkpoints. The actress explained, however, that some people aren’t fortunate enough to live in comfort.
In case you missed it, Heard, Connie Britton, Lena Dunham, Sia, Bella Thorne, Joshua Jackson, and Constance Wu, all protested outside of a child detention facility.
Heard held up a sign and posted the picture of it on Instagram. Her sign said that “legality was a matter of power, not justice,” and laws are meant to provide justice, not “destroy it.”