Actress Patricia Heaton is the co-star of the immensely popular and syndicated television show "The Middle" and a proud Christian. Some would look at her and at the recording artist Rihanna and wonder what they have in common and at first glance one would say that other than being two attractive entertainers not much. Patricia Heaton is an Emmy award winning actress and Rihanna is a Grammy winning artist but despite their different professions they are similar in that they have both created immense controversy with their social media 'tweets' and quickly deleted the messages but not before they caused them much anger from people throughout the social media world.
Rihanna recently created a social media firestorm with her political 'tweets' about #Free Palestine# which led to her receiving a barrage of criticism and her quickly deleting the message from her Twitter account.
Patricia Heaton in 2012 went on a Twitter rant in attacking Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke who had testified in front of the Democratic members of Congress about why contraception should be covered by insurance companies. Her tweets were considered snide and resulted in a huge backlash against the talented actress. Shortly after she apologized to the law student on Twitter for not treating her with respect and then temporarily deleted her entire Twitter account.
Patricia Heaton's show did not suffer any loss of sponsors but some entertainment insiders have argued that it did impact her career because she is an actress with exceptional dramatic range and yet it took 2 years before she was seen on the big screens of Hollywood in the movie "Mom's Night Out" and in typical Patricia Heaton fashion left a memorable impression with her sensational acting.
Twitter can be a entertainer's minefield because the 'tweets' from a star get far more attention than that of an average person as Patricia Heaton and Rihanna will surely attest.