Though she didn’t post anything about George Floyd or #BlackLivesMatter, the “Hills” star had plenty of thoughts about the protests themselves.
Stephanie Pratt’s own past came back to haunt her after she fired off a tweet calling for looters to be shot on Sunday night.
“The Hills” star shared her criticism of ongoing protests in Los Angeles following the killing of George Floyd. As peaceful demonstrations have sprung up around the country, so too have instances of looting and vandalism. Pratt, however, only focused on the latter.
In her first post since Floyd’s death, Pratt simply tweeted, “Get it together America,” before focusing her attention on the protests.
“Anyone else sobbing watching their town being burned down?” she shared Sunday. “Where the f–k is the national guard- Santa Monica is burning!!!!!!”
“Shoot the looters – using this tragedy as their excuse to rob and burn all of our towns down,” she then added, causing major backlash in her comments.
While the post generated 1.7K likes, it sparked nearly 3x as many comments, most of which pointed out that Pratt herself had been arrested for shoplifting $1,300 worth of clothes from a Hawaii Neiman Marcus in 2006. Her mug shot was a common response.
“We were simply out of our minds on opiates and could see no logical reason why we would not be allowed to do exactly as we wanted,” Pratt said of her arrest in her memoir “Made In Reality. “And what we wanted was a bunch of Marc Jacobs dresses, some Marni jewelry, probably a few Pucci bathing suits and some other random Hawaii glamour wear.”
“The evidence was undeniable,” she said. “The [security] tapes aside, we had tried to leave the store covered in unpaid-for goods, tags dangling from every part of us.”
Continuing to share her outrage over looting at Urban Outfitters in Santa Monica, she tweeted news footage and added, “My heart breaks for all of these businesses around LA affected. First the quarantine & now this.”
Again, her post was met with backlash, as she was criticized for caring “more for material things than actual lives.”
Another follower wrote, “My heart breaks for all of the black lives that have been taken away without any consequences whatsoever.”