Maybe you should step away from the Twitter account for a while, Rob Lowe.
“The Grinder” star is catching major heat on social media after tweeting about Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, which has reportedly left over 100 dead.
Lowe took to Twitter and wrote, “Oh, NOW France closes its borders,” adding the hashtag #Hollande, a reference to French president Francois Hollande, who declared a state of emergency and closed off France’s borders in the wake of the attacks.
The actor also tweeted regarding Hollande’s speech, “This is either the worst translation of an important speech ever, or one of the worst ever given.”
The backlash came quickly and strong, with one Twitter user proclaiming the actor “a piece of lowlife scum.”
“Rob Lowe is quite honestly a piece of lowlife scum and if you havent seen his tweet please dont search for it its atrocious and upsetting,” the twitter user wrote.
Oh, NOW France closes its borders. #Hollande
One (presumably former) Lowe fan wrote, “Not Rob Lowe! I thought he was one of the good ones (good ones = not jerks).”
“TWITTER RULE: If you think Rob Lowe would tweet it, don’t,” went yet another dig.
A spokesman for Lowe had no comment for TheWrap.
Read below for more Rob Lowe backlash.
– Eric D. Snider (@EricDSnider) November 14, 2015
TWITTER RULE: If you think Rob Lowe would tweet it, don’t.
– Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) November 13, 2015
@RobLowe your career has been on a consistent slide since the West Wing, and it’s because you’re an atrocious human being
– ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) November 13, 2015