Entertainment Movies Amber Heard Slammed for Urging People to Hide Their 'Nannies' from ICE Checkpoints in Hollywood Amber Heard is facing backlash for telling "everyone" to "give their housekeepers, nannies and landscapers a ride home tonight" after learning of an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement checkpoint near her home. By Nigel Smith Nigel Smith Nigel Smith is Senior News Editor, Movies at PEOPLE. He is an Entertainment Editor and Writer with more than 10 years of experience in the online and print industries as a journalist, storyteller, proofreader and manager. In 2017 Smith joined the PEOPLE editorial team in New York as News Editor, Movies. He has written feature stories and reviews including interviews with Ryan Reynolds, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Hudson and Russell Crowe. Prior, he served as News Editor at the Wrap in Los Angeles, and Entertainment Editor at the Guardian, also in LA, where he covered the red carpet at major awards shows including the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Governors Awards, Grammy Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. He also attended and reported on major film festivals at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Telluride, SXSW and Tribeca. Smith has appeared as an expert commentator on numerous morning and entertainment shows including Good Morning America, Today, NBC News, BBC News, Access Hollywood, NY1, PeopleTV and more. A native of Toronto, Canada, Smith graduated from Syracuse University in New York State with Master of Arts degree in Arts Journalism (Film). He is married and lives in New York City. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 3, 2018 04:16 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Amber Heard is facing backlash for telling “everyone” to “give their housekeepers, nannies and landscapers a ride home tonight” after learning of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement checkpoint near her home. “Just heard there’s an ICE checkpoint in hollywood, a few blocks from where I live. Everyone better give their housekeepers, nannies and landscapers a ride home tonight…,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet. Twitter users were quick to criticize her message, with many accusing her of cultural stereotyping. “hi, amber. i love you so much so i’m gonna say this to you: not all immigrants are housekeepers, nannies and landscapers (not that there’s anything wrong with being one) but this stereotype should have long been eradicated,” one fan responded. “Out of touch much?,” wrote another. Some users defended the actress, 32, believing her message to be sarcastic. After deleting her initial tweet, Heard posted another calling out President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policies, writing: “Checkpoints on your home streets…. Is this the ‘great’ America we’re aiming for? Raids, fences and police-state like checkpoints don’t feel like the ‘land of the free’ our immigrant ancestors built.” She later posted a photo of a child and wrote, “With this human rights crisis being so politicized, it is hard to make a simple statement w/out it being used to distract from the real issues. Its hard for everyone to not be negatively affected by this subject n some way.” PEOPLE is out to Heard’s reps for comment.