Rob Lowe calls out Bella Thorne over insensitive Montecito mudslides tweet

Writer, Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle
Yahoo Lifestyle
Bella Thorne and Rob Lowe (Photo: Getty Images)
Bella Thorne and Rob Lowe (Photo: Getty Images)

Rob Lowe is not feeling Bella Thorne’s first-world problems.

The actor and resident of Montecito, Calif. called out the former Disney channel star over an tweet sent out complaining of the condition of the roads in Santa Barbara following the fatal mudslides. On Wednesday, Thorne said, “F*** u 101 to santa barbara. I’m missing my boyfriends first date on his tour:(((”

Lowe, 53, posted a screenshot of the message on Instagram the next day, writing, “This attitude is why people hate celebrities/Hollywood. Bella, I’m sorry you were inconvenienced. We will try to move out our dead quicker.”

(Photo: Rob Lowe via Instagram)
(Photo: Rob Lowe via Instagram)

The death toll has risen to 17 in Montecito, the county that has been most impacted by the horrific mudslides, destroying 100 homes. This, just weeks after the devastating wildfires ripped through the community.

After missing the show, Thorne, 20, tweeted support to her boyfriend, Mod Sun.

However, a few hours after her initial post, the actress deleted the tweet, posting a mea culpa: “F*** just caught up on some news had no idea why the 101 was shut down…get home to your family safe.”

Celebrities, including Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres, have taken to social media to show the devastation in their town. While they are safe and their homes are OK, many in their community have not been as lucky.

The 101 will be closed in southern Santa Barbara County through the weekend, for all curious parties.

Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: 

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

What to read next

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes