Rob Lowe slams Bella Thorne for complaining about highway closure
Actor Rob Lowe slammed “My Own Worst Enemy” actress Bella Thorne for complaining about the closure of U.S. Route 101 after massive mudslides killed at least 17 people.
“F–k u 101 to Santa Barbra. I’m missing my boyfriends first date on his tour :(((,” Thorne wrote on Twitter.
The actress later deleted her tweet and offered an explanation by writing, “F–k just caught up on some news had no idea why the 101 was shut down…get home to your family safe.”
But Lowe shared a screengrab of her original complaint and shot back on Instagram by 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.”
Lowe slammed Thorne in an Instagram post by 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.”
(Rob Lowe via Instagram)
The mudslides ravaged the coastal town of Montecito, killing at least 17 people as emergency responders continue the desperate search for dozens more who are missing.
Highway 101 was shut down for 12 miles through Santa Barbara as crews tried to clear the debris. The closure also prevented pediatricians from receiving flu vaccines, according to a local KSBY report.
The mudslide, touched off by heavy rain, took many homeowners by surprise early Tuesday, despite warnings issued days in advance that mudslides were possible because recent wildfires had stripped hillsides of vegetation that normally holds soil in place.
A bulldozer moves debris as a vehicle sits stranded in flooded water on U.S. Highway 101 in Montecito, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.
(Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The disaster was already unfolding when Santa Barbara County officials sent out their first cellphone alert at 3:50 a.m. County emergency manager Jeff Gater said officials decided not to send one sooner out of concern it might not be taken seriously.
As the rainwater made its way downhill with gathering force, it pried boulders from the ground and picked up trees and other debris that flattened homes, cars and carried at least one body a mile away.
From an aerial view, the community that is home for celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Jeff Bridges, looked like two vastly different places.
Trashed areas were awash in a sea of mud, with only the tallest trees standing and some homes buried up to their roofs. Next to some of the devastated areas sat large estates untouched by the torrent, their lawns still green and the landscaping lush.
With News Wire Services.