Ellen Barkin is known for her crude expressions of opinion on Twitter, and she has once again made a few statements on Twitter that have raised eyebrows. This time her Tweets, made on Feb. 5, have been directed toward a new bill being proposed in New Hampshire that requires victims of domestic abuse to file a police report.
Twitchy.com reports the intention of the bill is to discourage false domestic abuse complaints. The sponsor, State Rep. Dan Itse, explains that the proposed bill gives those accused something to act against. It makes the filing of a false complaint a crime, targeting those who are using the domestic violence laws inappropriately.
Whether the proposed legislation is deemed helpful or not, Ellen Barkin misrepresented the contents on her Twitter stream. Her comparison to stoning was also offensive to some because of the ongoing reports from around the world of stoning women for the slightest thing considered dishonorable.
Really New Hampshire GOP....Police must "witness" act of domestic violence to make arrest? When are you going to intro ur bill on stoning?
As the discussion on Twitter continued, Ellen Barkin responded to a tweet that suggested that women would be forced to wear the letter “A” on their sleeves, as in the Scarlet Letter.
@kade6767 They wouldn't understand the meaning. How bout just Tshirt saying "You asked for it, bitch" ? More in keeping with the times.
Barkin responds to another Twitter user who suggested that savings stamps and toasters would be given as a reward for honor killings.
@MICHAELKAY2 Toaster??? More like a free automatic weapon.
This is particularly offensive because the phrase “honor killing” is used when someone’s family kills them for bringing dishonor upon the family; it is usually perpetrated against a woman. Wikipedia states:
You can read here on Twitchy about another incident where Ellen Barkin refers to right wing people as “f****** morons.”
Gotta go to bed.Work in morning.I love everybody...except u right wing f***** morons.X
Well, that last one just about sums up the crude Twitter style of Ellen Barkin. If you would like to read more of her thoughts, stated in her own abrasive vernacular, you can follow @ellenbarkin on Twitter.