Mischa Barton decided to join the social media conversation regarding the shooting of Alton Sterling, who died after being shot by Baton Rouge police late Tuesday. In an Instagram post she has since removed, she took time to reflect on the tragic loss of Sterling, and went on to encourage others to take action and elect a president who can help bring about change. She also included a photo of her thoughtful reflection, in which she's on a yacht in the French Riviera, daintily holding a glass of booze. Basically, she used a picture that looks like an ad for Ralph Lauren.
Here's the photo:
The sea was angry that day, and so was the internet after she posted this:
I'm truly heart broken to watch videos like the #altonsterling execution. This may have been going on forever in the United States but thank god the pigs get caught on camera now. Its 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.
The flood of negative comments she received on her Instagram post probably almost sunk that yacht she was on. They disappeared along with her post when she removed it, but the top response says it all:
Like the sentiment, but hard to take you seriously while you post a picture of you sipping alcohol on a yacht....
The world is a "precarious place right now," so to "act appropriately" probably includes not making posts like this from the French Riviera.