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. posted on

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:

@roblowe fuck you, I hope someone robs you haha welcome to wonderful #winnipeg" target="_blank">">#winnipeg

Hey Rob Lowe, if you're shooting a made4TV movie about casey anthony, you're in no position to mouth off at Winnipeg #tier5" target="_blank">">#tier5

@russless" target="_blank">">@russless Then Rob Lowe should get his California Ass out of here.

Can't believe the nerve on Rob Lowe calling the city of Winnipeg a 'hellhole'. That's reserved solely for the locals to say!!

Rob Lowe can kiss my Winnipeg loving ass! #dumbass" target="_blank">">#dumbass

@RobLowe" target="_blank">">@RobLowe Go fuck yourself. Why don't you leave this hell hole if it's so bad?

Hey @RobLowe" target="_blank">">@RobLowe ...Fuck you Sincerly Winnipeg

If Mr. Rob Lowe only here in Winnipeg could care less if he was here or not!! So he can just leave

Shame on you Rob Lowe on your opinions on Winnipeg! Oh and your damage control doesn't fly.

Rob Lowe can LITERARY leave #Winnipegisbeautiful" target="_blank">">#Winnipegisbeautiful

• So, actor Rob Lowe called Winnipeg a 'hellhole' !? #Asshole" target="_blank">">#Asshole

Rob Lowe broke the cardinal rule. Don't mess with #Winnipeg!" target="_blank">">#Winnipeg!

Forced to watch another Rob Lowe movie #trappedinahellhole" target="_blank">">#trappedinahellhole

@RobLowe" target="_blank">">@RobLowe nice.....sorry you hate our city so much:(

@RobLowe" target="_blank">">@RobLowe pretty sure ur a b star celebrity anyways, go back to where u came from dick!

@RobLowe" target="_blank">">@RobLowe hey rob Lowe go fuck yourself #lovewinnipeg" target="_blank">">#lovewinnipeg

#RobLowe," target="_blank">">#RobLowe, shooting a movie in Winnipeg, tweets he's trapped in a hellhole. Rob Lowe still gets hired to play in movies?

@ScottRintoul" target="_blank">">@ScottRintoul if Rob Lowe is too good for WPG why is stuck making movies there #directtodvd" target="_blank">">#directtodvd

If @roblowe were an ice cream flavor he'd be pralines and dick. #trappedinahellhole" target="_blank">">#trappedinahellhole #Winnipeg" target="_blank">">#Winnipeg

Others agreed with his comment:

Why people mad that Rob Lowe called Winnipeg a hell hole? It is what it is...I love my city but get realistic folks. #EatADickUp" target="_blank">">#EatADickUp

Don't we all love to hate Winnipeg? Doesn't that make @roblowe just like the rest of us? #hellhole" target="_blank">">#hellhole

Apparently Rob Lowe said he was #trappedinahellhole" target="_blank">">#trappedinahellhole while visiting Winnipeg. This upset a few folks. Personally their in denial #truth" target="_blank">">#truth #lmao" target="_blank">">#lmao

I don't know why Rob Lowe gets flack for telling the truth about Winnipeg?

Why people mad that Rob Lowe called Winnipeg a hell hole? It is what it is...I love my city but get realistic folks. #EatADickUp" target="_blank">">#EatADickUp

It's hilarious how people in Winnipeg think there's some appeal to their city. Rob Lowe was right on the money.

Rob Lowe awarded key to #Winnipeg" target="_blank">">#Winnipeg for getting it right.

And others still felt sympathy for the actor:

@RobLowe" target="_blank">">@RobLowe Winnipeg you need to give Rob Lowe a break, often things are misunderstood!

Can't believe this whole Rob Lowe thing actually made it onto the 6oclock news tonight. Get over it #Winnipeg" target="_blank">">#Winnipeg #growup" target="_blank">">#growup

Poor Rob Lowe,says what everyone else in Canada is thinking and gets shit on for it.

Don't worry Winnipeg, i'm sure Rob Lowe didn't mean it LITERALLY #trappedinahellhole" target="_blank">">#trappedinahellhole #anneperkins" target="_blank">">#anneperkins

Oh poor Rob had no idea about Winnipeg pride. Outsiders just don't understand. #ilovewinnipeg" target="_blank">">#ilovewinnipeg

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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