Sofia Vergara slammed for 'tone-deaf' post as Hurricane Dorian threatens thousands of homes across four states
Sofia Vergara's glamourous photo from her scenic seaside vacation caused an uproar for all the wrong reasons.
The actress posted the photo on Instagram and captioned it "Esperando a Dorian" which translates to "Waiting for Dorian." The post came at a time when a state of emergency has been declared in four states with Hurricane Dorian expected to cause widespread devastation in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Dressed in all-white beach attire, Sofia is seen holding a drink as she poses for a photo with a friend. Her fans were quick to point out how her caption had been insensitive and unthoughtful. "Hey, Sofia. Have some respect. Plenty of hard folks trying to make it out of their homes safely prior to the hurricane coming ashore. Many already have tough lives. No need for your privileged and tone-deaf statements. Get a grip. Used to be a fan up until today," read one comment.
Another fan noted how sometimes celebrities get lost in their glam world that they forget to care about others around them. "This is a perfect example of the idiocy of celebrity. So self-absorbed and entitled you to lose your humanity," read another comment.
Some of her fans were not happy about their idol making such an insensitive comment. "I am a fan. But the waiting for Dorian comment was not funny," another user noted. Others noted that Hurricane Dorian could take many lives and it wasn't right to make a joke out of the situation. "Really not funny. The damage may be awful and folks may lose their lives. Not a joke," read the comment. Another noted, "There are people out there in real fear of losing their homes or even life for that matter as get dreadfully wait for the hurricane. God bless them and may he keep them safe ." Despite the negative backlash, the modern family actress had some people who supported her.
Many of her fans came forward and advised her to post as she pleased while ignoring the haters. One fan noted that Sofia had the freedom to post what she wanted regardless of what was happening in the world. "People need to get a grip. She’s living as she chooses. She didn’t tell anyone to not be prepared. Stop being so offended by everything," read the comment.
Despite the negative comments, Sofia did not stop posting pictures from her vacation. The actress made sure that the fans who loved her pictures got a glimpse of her vacation and continued sharing stunning pictures of her and her friends.