Everybody loves Raymond, but star Patricia Heaton? Not so much right about now. The actress temporarily deleted her Twitter account after siding with Rush Limbaugh and his harsh words for Sandra Fluke with a string of nasty tweets. Monday (March 5) Heaton reemerged on Twitter to apologize to the Georgetown law student.
On Feb. 29, the “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Middle” actress tweeted:
“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?”
“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?”
Fluke testified Feb. 23 at a House panel advocating for health insurers to cover the cost of birth control, and then on Feb. 29, Limbaugh lashed out at Fluke during his radio show, calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute.”
He later issued a statement apologizing to Fluke, as did Heaton on Saturday with this tweet before disabling her account: “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 tweeted another apology Monday, “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.”