Actress Patricia Heaton Apologizes For Supporting Rush Limbaugh, Attacking Sandra Fluke
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — After reportedly posting several Twitter messages supporting Rush Limbaugh for his comments about Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke, actress Patricia Heaton first deleted her account, then returned to apologize for her words.
Trouble began for the “Everybody Loves Raymond” star when she made several comments in hopes of expressing support for Limbaugh on her Twitter feed.
“Hey G-Town Gal: Plz [sic] let us also pay for your Starbucks, movie theater tickets and your favorite hot wings combo deal at KFC!” she wrote on Feb. 29, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Anything else?”
Heaton, who is known in Hollywood and beyond for her conservative politics, continued her attack with other tweets of a similar nature.
“Hey G-Town Gal: If your parents have to pay for your birth control, maybe they should get a say in who you sleep with! Instant birth control!” she said. “If every Tweaton [sic] sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn’t have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce — sound good?”
Her tune changed after Limbaugh issued his public apology on the matter, with several messages apologizing herself for her actions.
“I apologized to Ms Fluke last week,” she wrote on Monday. “I may not agree with her views but I didn’t treat her with respect and I’m sorry. I was wrong. Mea Culpa.”
In response to other followers on the social networking site, Heaton said that she “disappointed [her]self” for “not showing Christ’s love” and that she is not ” backing down on [her] position … but there is a better way to fight the fight.”
Limbaugh created a national stir when he took to the airwaves to call Fluke a “slut” and a “whore” after she petitioned Congress to require all private insurance plans to handle contraception costs, including religious institutions, on Feb. 16.
Several advertisers have pulled from his radio show.