Brian Austin Green is getting slammed after his dedication to Kobe Bryant backfired miserably. The “90210” star shared a tribute to the fallen Lakers legend on Monday by posting a photo of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe and 8 other passengers including his 13-year-old daughter lost their lives. In the blurry picture, there are firefighters on the scene as smoke can still be viewed coming from the smashed helicopter. “My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those lost yesterday. Rest In Piece [sic],” he wrote. He has since deleted the post.
Brian Austin Green’s followers quickly filled up his comments by sharing their distaste over the photo he chose to share his Kobe Bryant’s tribute. They also took notice of his misspelling of the word “peace.” When one person gave him the benefit of the doubt by writing, “I’m sure not intentional but this post is really insensitive,” several others responded with their thoughts. “Beyond insensitive,” responded one fan. “Why post this?!” questioned another person. “Who wants to see these pictures of their loved ones?”
“I can’t like this – I understand the intent but comes across as insensitive,” said a third. “This is a sick post,” stated another. Some were hoping Brian Austin Green got hacked. “This is most definitely hacked,” someone wrote. “I hope you’re right ?,” responded a person. “He posted about this yesterday. It doesn’t make sense to post again. Plus, he is smarter than this,” argued another. Brian Austin Green has yet to respond to the negativity surrounding his tribute post to Kobe Bryant.
As The Blast reported, Kobe Bryant was traveling with 8 others on a helicopter on Sunday when it crashed and caught on fire. The NBA star was with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and heading to her basketball game with her assistant coach, Christina Mauser, and two other families, as well as the pilot. As of Monday, only three bodies have been recovered. After news of his death broke, stars took to social media to express their disbelief. Jessica Simpson revealed she watched emergency helicopters as they raced to the accident scene from her backyard.
NBA greats including Magic Johnson, Shaq, and Lamar Odom spilled their hearts out after hearing the news of Kobe Bryant’s death. Hours after his tragic passing, the music industry’s greatest joined together near Staples Center to celebrate the Grammy Awards and paid tribute to him during the show. Nick Jonas wore a purple ribbon on his suit and his wife, Priyanka Chopra, displayed #24 on her nails. Grammy host Alicia Keys opened the show with Boyz II Men singing “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye,” and throughout the show, performers like DJ Khaled and John Legend included Kobe Bryant in their dedication to fallen rapper Nipsey Hussle.