Lowe’s tweet about War­ren causes a stir

The Columbus Dispatch - - Nation&world - By Kristine Phillips The Wash­ing­ton Post

Ac­tor Rob Lowe was skew­ered on so­cial me­dia be­cause of a now-deleted tweet in which he said Sen. El­iz­a­beth War­ren, D-mass., “would bring a whole new mean­ing to 'Com­man­der in 'Chief’ ” — a jab at the sen­a­tor for claim­ing to be Na­tive Amer­i­can.

The tweet came shortly af­ter War­ren for­mally launched her pres­i­den­tial bid Sat­ur­day. Lowe deleted the tweet a few hours later, say­ing “some peeps got up­set” at his joke. On Sun­day morn­ing, he talked about the coun­try’s po­lar­iza­tion and what he thinks causes it.

“Ob­ser­va­tion: many po­lar­iz­ing politi­cians ac­tu­ally LIKE each other, pri­vately help each other, then pub­licly stir the pot, play­ing for votes. That’s fine. Only thing wrong with it is when we buy it whole cloth, breed­ing in­tol­er­ance, anger and to­tal in­abil­ity to laugh at ANY­THING,” he wrote on Twit­ter.

Some crit­ics on so­cial me­dia pointed out that Lowe did not apol­o­gize for the tweet about War­ren.

On Sun­day, House Repub­li­can Con­fer­ence Chair­woman Liz Cheney of Wy­oming said that War­ren has be­come a “laugh­ing­stock” for hav­ing claimed Na­tive Amer­i­can an­ces­try.

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