As news broke of the Paris terrorist attacks Friday, actor Rob Lowe shared in a series of tweets his support for France and reminisced about the time he lived in the country — but what it was one tweet in particular that seemed to get him in trouble.
Oh, NOW France closes its borders. #Hollande— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) November 13, 2015
Lowe's other tweets on the attacks included support for the country and commentating on French President Francois Hollande's speech.
Vive La France! #Paris— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) November 13, 2015
This is either the worst translation of an important speech ever, or one of the worst ever given. #Hollande— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) November 13, 2015
Lived in France, and spend a ton of time there. Been in that stadium. This is all so devastatingly sad for a place I love. #FrenchPrayers— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) November 14, 2015
Wow. For you trolls out there, the phrase "Vive La France" is the traditional expression of SUPPORT for France. Don't misinterpret my words.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) November 14, 2015
However, plenty of Twitter users, including other celebrities, took issue with Lowe's borders comment and let him know.
wow. you just lost a fan. https://t.co/15aFE7ZcW2— Amanda Seales (@amandaseales) November 13, 2015
really man... you have a voice and you use it for THIS kind of douchery? https://t.co/IV1rlm7AZJ— matt nathanson (@mattnathanson) November 13, 2015
What a tactful, considered tweet. *slow hand clap* https://t.co/fUWYa7163N— Rosemary Mac Cabe (@RosemaryMacCabe) November 13, 2015
You just lost my respect. Those refugees were escaping from being killed, do not blame this on them! Grow up! https://t.co/R13VcBDvJV— Maya (@mayapapaya319) November 14, 2015
In case anyone was wondering what ignorance, arrogance and insensitivity looks like. https://t.co/HfqwuWccmF— aaron. (@AzButterfield) November 14, 2015
Way to show ZERO empathy. https://t.co/DKjpd3eQjL— Scott (@ProcHoliday) November 14, 2015
This is a new Lowe. https://t.co/c5HgaRI2Xr— Janne Fantastic? (@JanneFantastic) November 14, 2015
You know how most actors are nice people playing extreme characters? Rob Lowe is the opposite of that. https://t.co/LvU5RHUwbw— Ben Cooper (@bencooper) November 14, 2015