The star of HBO’s “Entourage” is in the middle of a firestorm over a comment he posted online on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The New York Daily News reports that Adrian Grenier wrote on his Instagram page: “R.I.P. the 2,996 Americans who died in 9/11. R.I.P. the 1,455,590 innocent Iraqis who died during the U.S. invasion for something they didn’t do.”
Many social media users responded with outrage. The report quotes one person writing “Wow, I can only imagine how the 9/11 victims families feel. Today was not the day. Today is their day. Have some class.”
Another tweeted: “Terrific. Another has been crapweasel chooses 9/11 to crawl out from under a rock to post a tribute to his own boorishness.”
Some on social media defended Grenier. One user wrote: “Apparently a good chunk o’Twitter doesn’t understand that honoring history with truth IS patriotic.”
Grenier’s post, which can be seen below, was later deleted from his Instagram page.