Patricia Heaton Apparently in Hot Water

Never shy about her conservative political views, her Christian faith, or her pro-life politics, Patricia Heaton waded into some troubled waters.

The star of “The Middle” and formerly of “Everybody Loves Raymond” tweeted “Hey G-Town: stop buying toothpaste, soap, and shampoo! You’ll save money, and no one will want to sleep with you!” and other missives in response to the controversy about Rush Limbaugh calling Georgetown Contraception Advocate Sandra Fluke a “slut.”

Heaton has since deleted her account, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Wildly popular in her mom on TV roles, Heaton told me years ago that she didn’t feel persecuted for being a conservative. She said that if her success was persecution, then she had it pretty good.

Update 3/6/12: Heaton apologized to Fluke, the woman at the center of the controversy, before deactivating her account, saying, “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.”

Yesterday, she reiterated her apology, saying, “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.”

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  • http://causa-nostrae-laetitiae..blogspot.com Leticia Velasquez

    Her comments are a bit edgy, but nothing like the disparaging response made to Kirk Cameron’s assertion on Piers Morgan that he believes in traditional marriage. Hollywood’s double standard is still operating without shame.

  • DeeB

    AMAZING! Just like Rush! So sorry after the fact! “Please, please don’t let this effect my career!”

  • bob

    Patricia Heaton is a slutty whore!!!

    Oh sorry Patty…mea culpa.

    All is forgiven right Patty?


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