Patricia Heaton had a lot to say regarding the Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke debacle that is captivating the media. Through her Twitter, the outspoken Republican actress defended Limbaugh and insulted Fluke before apologizing.
The star of ABC's hit show The Middle and former star of Everybody Loves Raymond temporarily deleted her Twitter account after siding with Limbaugh's attacks on Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who testified before Congress regarding her views on contraception, reported the Los Angeles Times.
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?, said Heaton over Twitter. She continued voicing her opposition to Fluke through Twitter on Feb. 29, reported L.A. Times.
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!
If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn't have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce -- sound good?
Heaton also retweeted several messages from fans that expressed similar sentiments.
The controversy began after Limbaugh called Fluke a slut and a prostitute on his radio show after she advocated her support of for birth control. The comments prompted a slew of backlash with many companies to discontinue their relationship with Limbaugh's, refusing to advertise on his show. Limbaugh then apologized through a written statement..
Heaton backtracked from her statements on Saturday.
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, she wrote on her Twitter account. Just caught up on all the debater re Ms. Fluke's testimony. Mea culpa! We have diff opinions but I was too flippant in my attempt at humor.
On Monday, Limbaugh continued to apologize on his show too.
My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir, Limbaugh wrote in a released statement, according to ABC. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.