Mischa Barton reflects on Alton Sterling’s death while sipping rosé on yacht


Actress Mischa Barton is getting called out for being tone deaf after she made a lengthy post about her anger over the shooting death of Alton Sterling at the hands of police officers, whom she labeled “pigs.”

It wasn’t so much what Barton had to say (although she has received some backlash for the “pigs” reference), it was that she accompanied her thoughts with an image of herself with eyes closed while riding on a yacht and pensively holding a glass of rosé.

Here’s what the former O.C. star wrote in the since-deleted Instagram share:

“I’m truly heartbroken to watch videos like the #altonsterlingexecution. This may have been going on forever in the United States, but thank god the pigs get caught on camera now. It’s 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.”

Barton’s Twitter feed includes her dismay after the Orlando shootings and the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey. Thankfully, those tweets aren’t accompanied by vacay bikini pics.