We’ll admit we’re not sure exactly what brought about the change in tone (could the inclusion of @NBCTheNewNormal in the tweets be a clue?), but Ellen Barkin has pledged to approach media watchdog group One Million Moms with “an open mind and open heart.” Barkin had previously called the group, which was organizing a boycott of Barkin’s upcoming NBC show “The New Normal,” “crazy bitches” and “wasted women.”

Whatever the catalyst, the new approach doesn’t seem to be trickling down to Barkin’s fans.


One Million Moms had asked its members to email NBC and ask the network to reconsider the show, which follows a gay couple who hire a surrogate to have a baby for them. “It is the opposite of how families are designed and created,” said the group on its website. “You cannot recreate the biological wheel.”

Barkin certainly sounds sincere in her desire to reach out to the group.

Again, fans are not pleased.