Adrian Grenier received some harsh Internet criticism after leaving a 9/11 tribute on Instagram. The Entourage star took the message down after numerous negative comments. Unfortunately for him, screenshots have allowed Twitter users to continue their onslaught.
The message was posted on Instagram late on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
“R.I.P. the 2,996 Americans who died in 9/11. R.I.P. the 1,455,590 innocent Iraqis who died during the U.S. invasion for something they didn’t do.”
Shame @adriangrenier posting this kind of thing on any day, much less this one. Free speech, not insensitivity. pic.twitter.com/8sJqBPIKMn
— Oliver Dore (@oliverdore) September 12, 2015
Adrian Grenier followed up by posting a link on Twitter as well, which other Twitter users quickly reacted to.
@adriangrenier today was not the day to post this. Classless. You have no idea how families feel everyday on this day and everyday period.
— Lauren Ryann (@LaurenRyannXo) September 12, 2015
@adriangrenier welcome to not working in America again
— MizzouMike (@Mike_R_Hummel) September 12, 2015
Adrian Grenier is best known for the HBO series Entourage and the subsequent movie where he plays Hollywood actor Vincent Chase.
The 9/11 comments are not the actor’s first public comments on political matters.
According to the New York Daily News, Grenier also called Donald Trump’s stance on climate change “extremely destructive.”
“It’s extremely short-sighted. Climate change is real. We shouldn’t be arguing about whether or not it’s real, we should be arguing about how we’re going to make the world less polluted.”
The actor’s comments followed a tweet by Donald Trump, current front-runner for the Republican nomination for president, explaining that global warming is “bulls***.”
“This very expensive Global Warming bulls*** has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice.”
Aside from politics and incendiary 9/11 messages, according to a previous report on the Inquisitr, Grenier admitted that he sometimes wished he could be the Hollywood superstar he portrayed on the show, at least for a little while.
“It’s funny because what people don’t know is I too wish that I was Vince. I’m not, I play the character. At the end of the day, I go home and I’m me. I share that fantasy as well [with other guys] — have a lifestyle with no consequences? Sounds great!”
The Entourage series finished in 2011. The movie, also starring Adrian Grenier and Kevin Connolly, will come out on DvD and Blu-ray September 29, according to Movie Insider.
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