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Here’s Mischa Barton With the Worst Way to Respond to Police Brutality

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Here’s Mischa Barton With the Worst Way to Respond to Police Brutality

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Whenever there is a rash of incidents of police brutality in the news, many of us ask, in exasperation, what can we do? While I certainly do not have the answer to that  — although many have offered some valuable advice like this — I can tell you the exact wrong way to respond. To illustrate it, here is TV’s Mischa Barton, who, god bless her, probably has her heart in the right place, but really, really fucked this one up.

“I’m truly heart broken to watch videos like the #altonsterling execution,” she wrote on Instagram. A great start. If you set aside the fact that she chose to illustrate her point with a photo of herself looking sad in a bikini on a yacht.

 

 

She goes on:

“This may have been going on forever in the United States but thank god the pigs get caught on camera now. Its unthinkable and an embarrassment to America. The country I was brought up in. Somebody make change. We need gun control and unity. And a real President so think about that when this election is around the corner. The world is a precarious place right now.#stop #reflect and #act appropriately.”

Act appropriately. Good advice indeed.