Stephanie Pratt is at the center of a scandal with several people calling her a “hypocrite” after a tone-deaf tweet about looters amid the George Floyd protests. The former “Hills: New Beginnings” star’s criminal past blew up in her face after she took to Twitter on Sunday, May 30, and posted a controversial statement writing, “Shoot the looters — using this tragedy as their excuse to rob and burn all of our towns down.” Interestingly enough, Stephanie Pratt was once arrested for shoplifting.
In 2006, Spencer Pratt‘s little sister was thrown in an Oahu, Hawaii jail after being arrested for shoplifting $1,300 worth of merchandise from a Neiman Marcus store. She was charged with second-degree theft and pleaded guilty. Her tweet not only caused a stir with several posting her unflattering mugshot but also opened her up for scrutiny with many feeling her tweet showed that she was backing President Donald Trump.
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On Friday, Trump tweeted, “when the looting stars, the shooting starts” in response to the protests that went down in Minneapolis following George Floyd’s death. Twitter fired back, stating that the president’s tweets “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.” While Stephanie Pratt’s tweet has not seemed to be flagged by Twitter yet, fans shot back in disgust with some calling her a “racist.”
“Remember when you got arrested for stealing from Neiman Marcus, you f—ing racist hypocrite,” one person wrote.
“Uhh weren’t you arrested for stealing $1,300 worth of clothing?” added another. “Why would you tweet something so stupid? Have you not learned anything from your commander and chief’s tweets? You’re insighting[sic] more violence,” questioned someone else. Her “shoot the looters” tweet has already been collected over 4,000 responses. Several followers accused Stephanie Pratt of having a bigger heart for businesses than the tragic death of George Floyd, the unarmed and handcuffed black man whose pleads for help were ignored as a white officer pinned him to the ground on Monday, May 25.
“My heart breaks for all of these businesses around LA affected,” she later tweeted. “Anyone else sobbing watching their town being burned down?”
That’s when several slammed the reality star. “I think what you meant to say is ‘Anyone else sobbing about how cops are killing black people without punishment?’ The bigger issue should always be loss of life, not buildings and things,” one person responded. Stephanie Pratt has yet to react to the controversy but as of this post, her “shoot the looters” tweet is still up.