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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:


Fuck @roblowe. Plastic looking asshole. Someone stab him, already.— Wade R. Little

@roblowe fuck you, I hope someone robs you haha welcome to wonderful #winnipeg

— heatzar (@Mike Jonezzzz)

@roblowe fuck you, I hope someone robs you haha welcome to wonderful #winnipeg— Mike Jonezzzz

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

— terrorsuspect (@Danish Anwar)

Hey Rob Lowe, if you’re shooting a made4TV movie about casey anthony, you’re in no position to mouth off at Winnipeg #tier5— Danish Anwar

@russless Then Rob Lowe should get his California Ass out of here.

— 1248Jake (@RJM)

@russless Then Rob Lowe should get his California Ass out of here.— RJM

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

— leilacee (@leila)

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

Rob Lowe can kiss my Winnipeg loving ass! #dumbass

— simmentalqueen (@Shelley MacKinnon)

Rob Lowe can kiss my Winnipeg loving ass! #dumbass— Shelley MacKinnon

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

— SlappinMatty (@Matt Huston)

@RobLowe Go fuck yourself. Why don’t you leave this hell hole if it’s so bad?— Matt Huston

Hey @RobLowe ...Fuck you Sincerly Winnipeg

— Mitber14 (@Mitch)

Hey @RobLowe …Fuck you Sincerly Winnipeg— Mitch

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

— kleurquin (@Karen Leurquin)

If Mr. Rob Lowe only knew…us here in Winnipeg could care less if he was here or not!! So he can just leave— Karen Leurquin

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

— Ouiji1963 (@Lou A. Fracassi)

Shame on you Rob Lowe on your opinions on Winnipeg! Oh and your damage control doesn’t fly.— Lou A. Fracassi

Rob Lowe can LITERARY leave #Winnipegisbeautiful

— rain0ne (@Adrian)

Rob Lowe can LITERARY leave #Winnipegisbeautiful— Adrian

• So, actor Rob Lowe called Winnipeg a 'hellhole' !? #Asshole

— MiizzKriiss (@Miizz❤Kriiss)

• So, actor Rob Lowe called Winnipeg a ‘hellhole’ !? #Asshole— Miizz❤Kriiss

Rob Lowe broke the cardinal rule. Don't mess with #Winnipeg!

— ahickman2 (@Adam Hickman)

Rob Lowe broke the cardinal rule. Don’t mess with #Winnipeg!— Adam Hickman

Forced to watch another Rob Lowe movie #trappedinahellhole

— pjbryden (@bryden)

Forced to watch another Rob Lowe movie #trappedinahellhole— bryden

@RobLowe nice.....sorry you hate our city so much:(

— Kristincp (@Kristincp)

@RobLowe nice…..sorry you hate our city so much:(— Kristincp

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

— xocasser (@•casser♛bear•)

@RobLowe pretty sure ur a b star celebrity anyways, go back to where u came from dick!— •casserâ™›bear•

@RobLowe hey rob Lowe go fuck yourself #lovewinnipeg

— MichealPerister (@Mike Peristerakis)

@RobLowe hey rob Lowe go fuck yourself #lovewinnipeg— Mike Peristerakis

Rob Lowe, not a fan of you and your dumb comments

— canucksgurl83 (@Kristin Evans)

Rob Lowe, not a fan of you and your dumb comments— Kristin Evans

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

— DonnellyBruce (@Bruce Donnelly)

#RobLowe, shooting a movie in Winnipeg, tweets he’s trapped in a hellhole. Rob Lowe still gets hired to play in movies?— Bruce Donnelly

Rob Lowe called Winnipeg a "Hell Hole?" Boo. *hiss* Boo.

— candiikissed (@Rachel)

Rob Lowe called Winnipeg a “Hell Hole?” Boo. *hiss* Boo.— Rachel

@ScottRintoul if Rob Lowe is too good for WPG why is stuck making movies there #directtodvd

— StevenStiller (@Steven Stiller)

@ScottRintoul if Rob Lowe is too good for WPG why is stuck making movies there #directtodvd— Steven Stiller

RT @jagroopgill: Rob Lowe is a hell hole!

— KarenGill4 (@Karen Gill)

RT @jagroopgill: Rob Lowe is a hell hole!— Karen Gill

If @roblowe were an ice cream flavor he'd be pralines and dick. #trappedinahellhole #Winnipeg

— denim_dave (@Dave Sinclair)

If @roblowe were an ice cream flavor he’d be pralines and dick. #trappedinahellhole #Winnipeg— Dave Sinclair

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

— sirknattar (@Kris aka TriniStylz)

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— Kris aka TriniStylz

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

— prestonius (@Preston Parsons)

Don’t we all love to hate Winnipeg? Doesn’t that make @roblowe just like the rest of us? #hellhole— Preston Parsons

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

— emmyarra (@emily b. †)

Apparently Rob Lowe said he was #trappedinahellhole while visiting Winnipeg. This upset a few folks. Personally their in denial #truth #lmao— emily b. â€

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

— hard131 (@hardeep singh)

I don’t know why Rob Lowe gets flack for telling the truth about Winnipeg?— hardeep singh

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

— sirknattar (@Kris aka TriniStylz)

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— Kris aka TriniStylz

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

— morganathomas (@Morgan Thomas)

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

Rob Lowe awarded key to #Winnipeg for getting it right.

— paddyjoeboyle (@Patrick Boyle)

Rob Lowe awarded key to #Winnipeg for getting it right.— Patrick Boyle

And others still felt sympathy for the actor:

@RobLowe Winnipeg you need to give Rob Lowe a break, often things are misunderstood!

— ycjmv (@Yan Joseph)

@RobLowe Winnipeg you need to give Rob Lowe a break, often things are misunderstood!— Yan Joseph

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

— JenniferKL_ (@Jennifer L)

Can’t believe this whole Rob Lowe thing actually made it onto the 6oclock news tonight. Get over it #Winnipeg #growup— Jennifer L

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

— rxsheepxr (@Chris Peckford)

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

Don't worry Winnipeg, i'm sure Rob Lowe didn't mean it LITERALLY #trappedinahellhole #anneperkins

— Scott_Lloyd (@Scott Lloyd)

Don’t worry Winnipeg, i’m sure Rob Lowe didn’t mean it LITERALLY #trappedinahellhole #anneperkins— Scott Lloyd

Oh poor Rob Lowe...you had no idea about Winnipeg pride. Outsiders just don't understand. #ilovewinnipeg

— NicMails (@Nichole Mailey)

Oh poor Rob Lowe…you had no idea about Winnipeg pride. Outsiders just don’t understand. #ilovewinnipeg— Nichole Mailey

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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