Rob Lowe is speaking out again after many fans believed his initial remarks regarding the Nov. 13 Paris attacks were ‘insensitive’ to the victims. The actor defends his tweets and tells everyone to not ‘misinterpret my words.’
After being slammed by fans and other Twitter users for what many dubbed “disgusting” tweets following the awful Paris attacks, Rob Lowe, 51, took to Twitter to defend himself for his words. He believes his tweets were blown out of proportion, and he was really trying to show support for France in their time of need.
“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 tweeted on Nov. 13. He also tweeted, “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.”
The Grinder star was blasted after tweeting: “Oh, NOW France closes its borders. #Hollande.” He also slammed French President Francois Hollande’s speech after the attacks, calling it “the worst translation of an important speech ever, or one of the worst ever given. #Hollande.” His comments were called “insensitive,” “disgusting” and “completely inappropriate.”
At least 128 people are dead following the attack, with 300 reportedly hospitalized. Eight attackers launched multiple attacks in Paris on the Bataclan concert hall, a Cambodian restaurant, outside a bar and outside the State de France. The killers held the concert hall hostage and killed at least 80 people inside.
President Hollande declared France a “state of emergency” and closed the Paris borders. He deployed an addition 1,500 soldiers to Paris. All eight of the attackers are reportedly dead, with seven of them detonating bombs to kill themselves and the other being killed in a shootout with police.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks. President Hollande has declared the attacks an “act of war” against France. He has vowed to fight back after the tragedy.
Our thoughts remain with the victims of this senseless attack.
— Avery Thompson