Actress Amber Heard sets herself on fire with ‘accidental’ racist tweet warning about ICE checkpoint

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Actress Amber Heard set herself up for some backlash after a tweet about an ICE checkpoint backfired for being deemed racist.

Heard warned her Twitter followers about an ICE checkpoint near her home in a tweet Tuesday which left many wondering what the 32-year-old actress was even thinking.

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“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…” read the since-deleted tweet.

The reaction was almost instant as the “Aquaman” actress was lit up for what many saw as racist and insensitive.

She followed up with another tweet within a few minutes, trying to clarify her political point.

While some appreciated her stand against ICE and President Trump’s immigration policies, others were not so forgiving, calling out the former wife of Hollywood star Johnny Depp for liberal “elitism.”

Ironically, Heard has been an outspoken critic of  ICE for some time, recently attending a #KeepFamiliesTogether rally in Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Texas.

Heard tweeted again following the outrage over her initial post, saying it was “hard to make a simple statement w/out it being used to distract from the real issues.”

Some did come to Heard’s defense, saying she should have chosen her words more carefully.

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