Rosie O’Donnell reports missing daughter to police; why isn’t everybody sympathetic?

odonnell0818Comedian Rosie O’Donnell asking for the public and police help to find her daughter.

The 17-year-old Chelsea has been missing since leaving the family’s home in New York state on Aug. 11, according to The Associated Press.

The girl is accompanied by a therapy dog, but lacks medication she needs, O’Donnell spokesman Cindi Berger told The AP.

“Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness. It has been a difficult road for Chelsea and her family and they just want her back safe.” Berger said.

An outspoken liberal, O’Donnell has never been shy about publicity.  After being held up for ridicule in front of a national audience by Donald Trump during the Republican presidential primary debate, she disgusted the sane parts of the country last week by telling a radio interviewer she wanted to smear her menstrual blood in people’s faces to protest the GOP’s so-called “war on women.”

But now she’s got a kind of publicity no parent could want — looking for a lost — or at least missing — teenager.

Not everyone was buying it, though. Some were still angry at O’Donnell’s menstrual comment, others just chalked it up to a teenager’s youthful spirits. And some made jokes.

But for the most part, social media users seemed to put politics aside for a story about family. Sometimes it’s better to bury the hatchet until things cool down at home.

 

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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