Celebrities across the globe are lending their support to the #BlackLivesMatter movement following the deaths of two African American men at the hands of police this week.
On Friday, Barton posted a tribute to the victims of those extrajudicial shootings on Instagram, calling for stricter gun control laws in the US.
Her sentiment was right on, sure. But the image she chose to accompany her words? Notsomuch.
The 30-year-old actor chose to post as her tribute an image of herself…. in a string bikini. Holding a wine glass. Oh, and posing on a yacht.
The actress is currently on holiday in Europe, so it seems the picture may have been a holiday snap. #MischaWhy #ReadTheRoom #GetASocialMediaAdvisor
I don’t think Mischa Barton could have picked a worse photo to showcase her solidarity. pic.twitter.com/vHkeGKuUtQ
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 7, 2016
The glamorous-looking photo was a far cry from other celebrities’ social media responses to the shootings. Superstar songstress Beyonce powerfully called on her fans to “turn anger into action,” posting a call for action on her website and social media. “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us’,” she wrote, calling on fans to contact politicians and legislators and demand change. Meanwhile, tennis star Serena Williams tweeted: “When will something be done- no REALLY be done?!?!” Hip hop artist MC Hammer weighed in on Twitter: “This barbaric behavior under the guise of law is despicable, inhumane and heartbreaking. Justice for #AltonSterling.”
Click the link in my bio to go to Beyonce.com. Turn our anger into action. A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on