On Friday, which marked the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, actor Adrian Grenier, popular for his show Entourage, shared a post on social media that backfired massively.
The soon deleted Instagram post shared in memory of the victims of 9/11 and the Iraq war was an image of the Twin Towers that stated:
“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.”
However, things went out of control when the social media users labeled the post “classless” and a “slap in the face” to the 9/11 victims.
Here’s a look at more hateful comments he received:
#AdrianGrenier. You are shameful. Move to another country please. You and your type have no place here.— @joycerwkelly (@joycerwkelly) September 12, 2015
However, once the actor deleted the post, he was called out again:
@adriangrenier Move to iraq and grace them with your ignorance— Fed Up American (@fremontdad) September 14, 2015
On the same day, Grenier also shared other images on Instagram marking the 14th anniversary of the heartbreaking attacks, which said: “In challenging moments and times of mourning, we must seek perspective to help us find peace within our choices forward. #911.”
Interestingly, this is not the first time Grenier, who is also an environmental activist, has made headlines for his political commentary. The New York Post has reported the actor criticized Donald Trump on his position on global warming in the previous month and called it “extremely destructive.”