Winnipeg Currently Hates Rob Lowe

The actor is currently filming a biopic about Casey Anthony in Winnipeg and managed to upset everyone who lives there by calling it a “hellhole.” Well, kind of.

You see, Lowe had been watching the NBA finals in a local Winnipeg bar when the channel was abruptly changed the local election results. Known for being a major sports fan, this clearly drove Lowe crazy and as such, he tweeted the following:

He probably meant that the current sports bar he was was the hellhole, but the damage was done. Winnipeg residents on twitter were PISSED. The immediate reaction from locals was that of anger:

Others agreed with his comment:

And others still felt sympathy for the actor:

But it was too late. The Canadian media had a field day with the story — and made great use of puns!

While Lowe never formally apologized (should he? for a stupid hashtag?), he did tweet a few complimentary things about the city and finally put the issue to rest with the following tweet:

The lesson? Think before you tweet about the city you’re in — if you’re a celebrity with millions of followers.

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