'Everyone better give housekeepers, nannies and landscapers a ride home': Amber Heard sparks FURY after tweeting a tone deaf 'racist' joke in an attempt to criticize ICE checkpoints
- The 32-year-old actress posted a tweet early on Tuesday morning warning followers about an ICE checkpoint near her home in Los Angeles
- She sarcastically suggested that people should help their 'housekeepers, nannies and landscapers' to avoid it
- Although Amber appears to have been trying to highlight unfair stereotypes used in order to justify President Trump's ICE policies, it did not go down well
- Some people accused her of racism, while others simply noted that she 'could have phrased her tweet differently'
- Amber was actually one of several celebrities who protested the Trump administration's family separation policy in June
Amber Heard has come under fire after attempting to joke about an ICE checkpoint on Twitter.
The actress, 32, posted a tweet early in the morning on Tuesday warning her 60,400 followers that an ICE checkpoint near her home in Los Angeles.
'Just heard there’s an ICE checkpoint in Hollywood, a few blocks from where I live, she wrote. 'Everyone better give their housekeepers, nannies and landscapers a ride home tonight...'
Message: Amber Heard has come under fire after attempting to joke about an ICE checkpoint on Twitter, telling others to give their 'housekeepers, nannies and landscapers' a ride home
Speaking out: The actress, 32, wrote in a follow-up tweet that 'raids, fences and police-state like checkpoints don't feel like the "land of the free" our immigrant ancestors built'
Speaking out: Amber was one of several celebrities who protested the Trump administration's family separation policy in June. She is pictured at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Texas
It appears that Amber was trying to highlight, thanks to a sarcastic joke, unfair stereotypes used to used in order to justify President Donald Trump's ICE policies.
She added in a follow-up tweet, seemingly trying to clarify her message: '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.'
But her initial tweet did not go down well, and several other Twitter users deemed it 'racist' and overall insensitive.
'Knew you meant well... But sounds like something Trump might say. Ha,' someone told Amber.
Another person replied: 'I see the remnants of a joke in this but it is not working...', while another Twitter user wrote: 'This is racist and disappointing.'
'I can see where you were going but somewhere along the way you took a wrong turn. Delete this sis,' someone else told the actress.
'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,' one Twitter user wrote.
Reactions: It appears that Amber was trying to highlight, thanks to a sarcastic joke, unfair stereotypes used to used in order to justify President Donald Trump's ICE policies
Backlash: But her initial tweet did not go down well, and several other Twitter users deemed it 'racist' and overall insensitive
Responses: Several Twitter users tried to warn Amber that her tweet came off as tone-deaf
One person suggested Amber might have been trying to bash other Hollywood A-listers in her tweet, writing: '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?'
Theory: One person suggested Amber (pictured in June) might have been trying to criticize other Hollywood A-listers with her tweet
'Yeah... Yeah she worded this wrong but I don't see any other rich famous Hollywood elite posting checkpoints,' someone else wrote in reaction to Amber's tweet.
'Even when the privileged try to help it comes off as racist... Granted she might have helped somebody tonight.'
Others, however, were left baffled by the tweet, such as one person who asked the actress: 'Wait... what the f**k did you just say? LOL.'
DailyMail.com has reached out to Amber's spokesperson for comment.
Amber was one of several celebrities who protested the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the border last month.
She was pictured at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry, formerly known as the Tornillo Port of Entry in Texas, with a sign reading: 'Apartheid was legal, Holocaust was legal, legality is a matter of power, not justice.'
More than 2,300 children were separated from their families under the administration's policy.
Amber's tweet came after thousands of people rallied across the country to protest family separations at the border.
Approximately 700 marches took place against the administration's 'zero tolerance' policy. Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Amy Schumer, Chadwick Boseman, Laverne Cox, Alicia Keys, and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the celebrities who rallied.
Amber shared a message on Instagram urging others to check online to find and join the protest closest to them.
TWITTER USERS SLAM AMBER HEARD FOR 'RACIST' TWEET
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