“The Hills” actress Stephanie Pratt is under fire for a controversial tweet she wrote urging cops to “shoot the looters.”
“Shoot the looters – using this tragedy as their excuse to rob and burn all of our towns down,” Pratt wrote in a now-deleted tweet about the protests and riots that have broken out across the country in response to the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, as well as the numerous Black people who have lost their lives to police brutality.
Crying for businesses effected but calling for the death of humans. pic.twitter.com/vx9o4HB7ws
— Sherihan (@Sheriha21894873) June 2, 2020
Twitter users were quick to criticize Pratt’s tweet, calling it “racist.”
“Cancel stephanie pratt for the racist tweet she posted promoting the murder of innocent Americans,” one person said.
“You’re literally so racist if you think business matter more than lives,” another user added.
“I’m disgusted,” a third user said. “You’re promoting killing people over material objects. YOU. ARE. THE. PROBLEM.”
People on Twitter also quickly pointed out the hypocrisy of Pratt’s tweet, noting that she was arrested in Hawaii in 2006 for shoplifting at Neiman Marcus.
“Hey @stephaniepratt do you think the Honolulu police should have shot you as well or?” one person asked.
“Hey @stephaniepratt aren’t you the lucky one. Your white privilege kept you from gettin’ shot for your little DUI & shoplifting troubles. Glass houses babe!” another user added.
“Remember when you got arrested for stealing from neiman marcus, you f****** racist hypocrite,” a third person tweeted.
Stephanie Pratt isn’t the only celebrity who’s come under fire for their response to the protests. YouTuber Jake Paul has also received quite a bit of backlash after seemingly looting and vandalizing an Arizona mall (and subsequently denying it).
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