Misha Barton attends the 2016 Bulgari Celebrations of Magnificent Inspirations during Paris Haute Couture at the Italian Embassy on July 5
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While Beyoncé paused her Glasgow show to honour the two black men who were wrongfully fatally shot by police recently, Mischa Barton decided she too has something to say about the deeply disturbing police brutality in America.

Taking to Instagram the former The O.C. star posted a picture with the caption, “I’m truly heartbroken to watch like the #altonsterling execution,” Barton wrote. “This may have been going on forever in the United States but thank god the pigs get caught on camera now. It’s unthinkable and an embarrassment to America. The country I was brought up in. Somebody make change. We need gun control and unity. And a real President so think about that when this election is around the corner. The world is a precarious place right now. #stop #reflect and #act appropriately.”

While the issues of America’s gun control and careless killings by members of the judicial system are two separate matters, it was the photo Barton posted next to her caption that angered the entire internet. There, on a WiFi-supported yacht in a bikini in the middle of the ocean with a glass of rosé, Barton was assumedly taking her moment of reflection. 

Any impassioned text – as inaccurate as it may be – was instantly spoilt by this insensitive and ignorant photo. The post was quickly deleted.