It seems the Everybody Loves Raymond star, Patricia Heaton is pulling a Rush Limbaugh. Last week Heaton blasted Georgetown’s third year law student Sandra Fluke for proposing that birth control be covered by insurance, the same way Viagra is covered. After Heaton threw insults at Fluke, she took down her Twitter account for a short time and later apologized to Fluke when she went back on Twitter.
Before Heaton took down her Twitter, she sent the following tweets out which were preserved by Crooks & Liars, Fanity and Angry Black Lady:
“If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn’t have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce – sound good?”
“G-Gal: you’ve given yer folks great gift for Mother’s/Father’s Day! Got up in front of whole world & said I’m having tons of sex- pay 4 it!”
“Hey G-Gal! Change major to Health Sciences, then look at pix of people w/syphilis, gonorrhrea [sic], herpes, and chlamydia! Instant birth control!
“Hey G-Town: stop buying toothpaste, soap, and shampoo! You’ll save money, and no one will want to sleep with you!”
“Hey G-Town Gal: Plz let us also pay for your Starbucks, movie theater tickets, and your favorite hot wings combo deal at KFC! Anything else?”
Heaton has since taken down the disses towards Fluke, and in her first tweet back on Twitter after the weekend she said, “I apologized to Ms. Fluke last week. I may not agree with her views but I didn’t treat her with respect and I’m sorry. I was wrong. Mea Culpa.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, before Heaton’s account was removed on Saturday she tweeted an apology that was not as eloquent, “Mea culpa Sandra! Wasn’t being respectful 2 u re my tweets as I hope people wd b w/me. Don’t like you being dissed -so sorry.”
Do you think Heaton’s apology was sincere?