Patricia Heaton perplexed by Harrison Butker’s speech controversy: ‘I find nothing offensive’

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker has received another defender amid controversy, this time in the form of actress Patricia Heaton.

Butker delivered a commencement speech at Benedictine College earlier this month that has become controversial to some over various statements he made in the speech, including discussing the role a woman can play in a family’s home. Heaton, known for her role in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, said she did not understand the controversy herself, noting how the speech’s audience applauded several times while Butker was talking.

“I don’t understand why everybody’s knickers are in a twist. He gave a commencement speech,” Heaton said in an Instagram video. “The audience applauded twice during the speech and gave him a standing ovation at the end, so clearly they enjoyed what he was saying.”

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