Lisa Vanderpump Shares Insensitive Tweet About Orlando Shooting?
Lisa Vanderpump was shocked when she learned about the shooting that took place Saturday night in Orlando, Florida, where 50 people were killed and 53 people were injured. It is believed that the shooting took place at the gay club because the shooter strongly disliked homosexuals and was infuriated after seeing two men kiss one another just days prior.
Lisa, who is a strong supporter of the gay and the LGBT community, was shocked and saddened by the events. And she decided to use social media to share her thoughts about the event. Vanderpump even used Twitter to encourage people to donate blood to help those who were struggling to survive.
According to a new tweet, Lisa Vanderpump is now facing some criticism over one of the tweets she decided to share after she learned about the shooting. She called the Orlando shooting the “largest mass casualties in US history” even though she may have meant that it was the largest mass shooting with the most casualties.
“They need blood o positive in the area,please go to donate.devastating injuries. Largest mass casualties in US history,” Lisa Vanderpump revealed, to which one person felt very offended, writing, “as sad as this is, I’m pretty sure there were more casualties at Pearl Harbor & 9/11.”
“What an insensitive comment. #No compassion,” Vanderpump wrote back, to which the follower continued, “your inaccurate comment is pretty insensitive to the families of other mass casualties.”
“That is what is so insensitive about YOU,” one person wrote in defense of Lisa’s tweet, to which Vanderpump replied, “exactly.”
Even though Lisa may have made a small mistake in her wording, it doesn’t sound like she was trying to start trouble on Twitter. Instead, she just wanted to share her thoughts about what had happened in Orlando, and since she’s such a big supporter of the LGBT community, Vanderpump just wanted to help. Vanderpump, who is usually a big part of the Los Angeles Pride parade, was thrilled to see people come out and support the LGBT community this weekend despite what happened.
“Proud to see Weho showed courage and pride today. All our thoughts are with those who lost their lives, so sad, but we can’t succumb to fear,” Lisa Vanderpump revealed in continuation.
It sounds like Lisa wants to encourage those who are affected by the shooting, letting them know that they are not alone. It will be interesting to see how Vanderpump deals with the pride parade and the shooting in Orlando on Vanderpump Rules, as they were filming the show at the time the shooting took place. Plus, there was a threat to the Los Angeles Pride parade, as a man was arrested with guns and weapons on him.
Vanderpump was been vocal about her support for the LGBT community several times. While filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa opened up PUMP, a gay bar in the heart of Hollywood. And she’s even ordained so she can do marital ceremonies at that location.
“I’ve always been a big supporter of the LGBTQ community,” Lisa Vanderpump revealed to Yahoo News before the shooting happened in Orlando, adding, “I’ve done 220 episodes of reality television, I’ve been on reality television for six years, so if I can use that as a platform to get attention for something I’m passionate about then that’s what I do.”
“I’m very proud they are supporting the LGBTQ community as well, so this year we thought we’d do something different,” Lisa reveals about her show, Vanderpump Rules, which always tries to take part in the Los Angeles pride parade. “I can’t film [Vanderpump Rules] since I’ll be on [the British consul general’s] bus … but I’ve become close with the British consulate and I’m very proud of the fact they are supporting the community.”
It is clear that Lisa Vanderpump is personally affected by the shooting at the Pulse nightclub, as she’s been such a huge advocate for this particular community.
What do you think of Lisa Vanderpump’s tweet? Do you think it was insensitive, or do you think she just misspoke?
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