Amber Heard criticized for well-meaning, yet stereotypical tweet about immigrants

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Amber Heard may care about the currently turbulent issue of immigrant's rights in the United States, but she might want to give a little more thought to her statements before hitting the tweet button.

On Monday night, the Aquaman star posted a warning that there was an ICE checkpoint in her Hollywood neighborhood. She then urged her neighbors to, basically, drive home the help.

Heard has been an advocate for immigrants rights. The Texas native recently traveled back to her home state to protest treatment of families at the U.S. border (even wearing a "Yes, I do care" shirt — in Spanish — mocking first lady Melania Trump's infamous jacket).

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And the actress followed (or clarified, perhaps) the tweet shortly after with more standard, non-racially charged thoughts: "Checkpoints on your home streets. ... Is this the 'great' America we’re aiming for?" she wrote. "Raids, fences and police-state-like checkpoints don’t feel like the ‘land of the free’ our immigrant ancestors built."

Heard later deleted the tweet, and somewhat responded controversy saying the noise was a distraction.

But the damage was done. The Twittersphere quickly called her out as tone-deaf and falsely "woke."

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