Actor Rob Lowe eliminated a Twitter submit that poked enjoyable at U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday out of concern that “some peeps acquired upset.”
Earlier within the day, Lowe responded on the social media platform after the Massachusetts Democrat formally launched her 2020 presidential marketing campaign with a kickoff occasion in Lawrence, Mass.
“Elizabeth Warren would convey a complete new which means to Commander in ‘Chief,’” Lowe wrote within the now-deleted submit, in an obvious reference to the controversy over Warren’s claims of Native American heritage.
However many social media customers – together with fellow Hollywood actors — weren’t amused.
“What a uncooked blow!” “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill wrote.
“That’s not humorous,” actor Vincent D’Onofrio added.
“Don’t. Jesus,” “Scorching in Cleveland” star Valerie Bertinelli chimed in.
“Simply once I was liking Rob Lowe after his shifting feedback about being his mother’s caretaker — he takes a web page from Trump. Ick,” former NBC correspondent Soledad O’Brien wrote.
Different customers defended Lowe.
“Rob Lowe was simply joking,” one consumer wrote. “Everyone is so delicate as of late. Only a bunch of snowflakes! #ElizabethWarren2020 is the one that lied about her race for votes.”
“Rob Lowe has no f—ing rights,” one other commented. “he is not protected beneath the structure. i mentioned what i mentioned.”
One other consumer retweeted the picture of the State Bar of Texas registration card, on which Warren had recognized herself as “American Indian.”
The senator not too long ago apologized for claiming Native American ancestry on the 1986 card, hinting that different paperwork with an analogous declare could exist.
Finally, Lowe determined it was greatest to take away the submit.
“I deleted my Elizabeth Warren tweet,” he wrote. “It was a joke and a few peeps acquired upset, and that’s by no means my intention. On the GOOD aspect: I simply acquired to make use of the Oxford comma!”