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Rob Lowe Calls Out Bella Thorne's Tone-Deaf Tweet

| by Jason Dean

Actress Bella Thorne might want to check the news before she tweets her frustration about freeway traffic.

The star of "My Own Worst Enemy" was given a healthy dose of perspective by fellow actor Rob Lowe, reports the Daily Mail. This came in response after she tweeted, "F**k u 101 to santa barbara. I'm missing my boyfriend's first date on his tour."

Lowe, 53, who first rose to fame in the 1980s as a member of the Brat Pack, replied, "This attitude is why people hate celebrities/Hollywood. Bella, I'm sorry you were inconvenienced. We will try to move out our dead quicker."

The traffic Thorne was stuck in had been caused by deadly mudslides, and many thought her comments were insensitive. The Jan. 10 social media exchange sparked a flood of comments.

By the following day, Thorne's tone-deaf tweet had been removed and she posted new message, saying she was not aware that the mudslides were the reason for the freeway closure and that she was praying for the safety of those affected.

But social media users took a few shots first.

"The fact that she is so very out of touch with reality but even more [with] human suffering is appalling!!!!" wrote one Twitter user. "She is just a punk who could move to [outer] space and no one would even notice!!!! I am sending thoughts, prayer[s] and money to help!!!"

Lowe confirmed on Instagram that some of his friends were victims of the mudslides that have devastated the Santa Barbara and Montecito areas north of Los Angeles.

"More terrible stories of loss today," he wrote. "Friends missing, some gone forever. Pray for Montecito and know: EVERY day could be your last. Embrace that."

The tony enclave of Montecito, the wealthiest community in Santa Barbara County and a magnet for high-profile celebrities, has been hit especially hard by the mudslides.

Many Hollywood luminaries -- from actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her ex-husband musician Chris Martin, to former President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy -- vacationed or got married at San Ysidro Ranch, which was destroyed by the mudslides.

Around 100 homes have been destroyed and an additional 300 have been damaged. The death toll stood at 17 on Jan. 11 as emergency crews pulled bodies out of the mud and continued to search through the grimy debris for those still missing.

Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown attempted to reassure residents who have been forced from their homes due to recent events.

"We know that this is a terribly inconvenient development, but it is also incredibly necessary," he said, adding that emergency responders are "searching for a miracle."

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