The former The O.C. star wrote a post on July 7 criticising police brutality and calling for tougher gun control laws following the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot and killed by police officers in Louisiana on July 5.

However, she sparked outrage by teaming her caption with a picture of herself posing on a yacht in a bikini. One user commented, “This isn’t about you. Change the pic if you want people to take your expressed sentiment seriously.”

Mischa removed the photo, and issued an apology on Twitter on July 8. She wrote, “I’m human I’m not perfect and I’m sorry if my Instagram post went out of context I didn’t mean to offend anyone.”

In her now-deleted Instagram message, she wrote, “I’m truly heart broken to watch videos like the #altonsterling execution. This may have been going on forever in the United States but thank god the pigs get caught on camera now (sic).