In 2016, it’s perfectly acceptable to post your thoughts and feelings about a national tragedy to social media. Mischa Barton, former star of The OC , spoke today about the police shooting of Alton Sterling. Her words are meaningful, if a little harsh.
“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”
But it’s a picture that speaks 1,000 words, and to accompany that text, Mischa chose a powerful, poignant image. Her on a yacht in a bikini drinking rose, lost in thought. (It’s already been taken down.) That’s … that’s some juxtaposition, but hey, everyone grieves in their own way. And this isn’t the only time Mischa has spoken up in this fashion. Truth.