Rachel Butera, a voice actress, apologized after she posted a video mocking the voice of the woman who accused President Trump ‘ s Supreme Court nominee of sexual abuse.
“Star Wars, Resistance,” voice actress Rachel Butera Twitter account was deleted after she posted a video mocking Christine Blasey Ford’s voice.
Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to describe the details of what she said was a case of sexual abuse by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on a summer evening, three decades ago.
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Butera, who plays the role of Leia Organa in the Disney Channel series, posted the video on Twitter in which she mocked Ford’s “baby” voice.
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“I don’t know, or someone to listen to the Dr. Blasey Ford testimony about Brett Kavanaugh, but this is how I sound. I know that it is a surprise for me even that I talk this way, and I am a doctor and a grown woman,” Butera said imitating Ford. “I sound like I’m still back in high school a party…um…I can’t help it, I have this kind of voice like a baby, even though I am a doctor. And I’m on this media circus, the political scene, and I have children themselves. I don’t know why I speak with vocal fry, um, but you can listen to my testimony and to hear a grown woman sound this way. Dr. Blasey Ford, thank you.”
Social media users slammed Butera for the video.
“If Rachel Butera is not fired from” Star Wars, Resistance, ” I’m not watching,” one person tweeted.
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“I promise you, I will never watch a show with Rachel Butera’s voice. For as long as I live I will remember the fun of a victim of sexual violence,” a social media user wrote.
I promise you, I will never watch a show with Rachel Butera’s voice. For as long as I live I will remember the fun of a victim of sexual abuse @Disney @Nickelodeon
Not one single show. Ever.!
— Shanelle Little (@ShanelleLittle) September 27, 2018
After the backlash, Butera removed from the video and tweeted an apology.
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“I’m seriously sorry that I honestly don’t think this would offend anyone I thought I was mimicking the voice,” she wrote. “I was not mocking a rape victim. I am 100% on Christine Blasey Ford’s side! I’m just a vocal impressionist and decided that they her voice, but it was a mistake. I apologize and I
Butera Twitter account was deleted. “Star Wars Backlash” was the building to the premiere on Oct. 7, Variety reported.
Fox News’ request for comment from the Disney Channel was not directly responded to.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.