Patricia Heaton Apologizes for Insensitive Tweets
Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton is apologizing to the Georgetown University Law School student who testified about expanding access to birth control.
Heaton's apology came after she tweeted: "PLZ let us also pay for your Starbucks movie theater tickets and your favorite hot wings combo at KFC!"
"If your parents have to pay for your birth control maybe they should get a say in who you sleep with!" was another one of Heaton's tweets.
But now Heaton is taking it back.
"Mea cupla! Wasn't being respectful 2u... So sorry. I was wrong," tweeted Heaton.
Her apology comes as Rush Limbaugh also apologized for calling Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute. Several advertisers have already pulled out of his radio show.
It even came up at the president's first White House press conference of 2012.
"I wanted Sandra to know that I thought her parents should be proud of her," said Obama.
The View women came to Heaton's defense Tuesday.
Sherri Shepherd said, "The Patricia Heaton I know quickly came back and apologized when it looked like she was being malicious towards Ms. Fluke."
"She wasn't the one who spent nine hours of air time trashing this girl. Rush Limbaugh is the culprit, not Patricia Heaton," said Joy Behar.
And in another culture war battleground, Kirk Cameron's former cast members from Growing Pains are taking him to task for his remarks to Piers Morgan, saying gays are destroying civilization.
"Do I support the idea of gay marriage? No I don't," said Cameron.
"Do you think homosexuality is a sin?" asked Morgan.
"I think it's unnatural. I think that it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of our civilization," said Cameron.
His TV dad Alan Thicke tweeted: "I'm getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can't be expected to explain everything."
Tracy Gold, who played his sister on the classic 80s sitcom, tweeted: "I believe in equal rights for all."
Openly gay Sara Gilbert of The Talk, had a serious message for Cameron.
"In lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender youth, the suicide attempt rate is 30 to 40 per cent, and those kids are hearing that message. He just needs to think about that," said Gilbert.
Piers Morgan took time out of his show Monday to comment about the controversy.
"Only in America would a long-defunct, 80's sitcom be at the vanguard of a national debate on religion and morality," said Morgan.