Kristin Cavallari angered fans for her seemingly insensitive Instagram post that she shared on Wednesday, September 11. The Uncommon James founder meant for her post to be a heartfelt 9/11 memorial tribute post but some followers did not take it that way.
Kristin, 32, shared a snapshot of herself in New York City wearing short plunging black dress and black sandals. Earlier today, the caption read, "NYC for 24hrs. And what a time to be here..always remember." But the fashion designer quickly deleted some of caption, which now simply reads, "NYC for 24hrs."
Kristin also tagged several brands like her own line, Uncommon James, as well as Prada and Alexander McQueen in her post. She also tagged her makeup artist Robert Sesnek and stylist Owen Gould.
Page Six reported that, after her photo went viral, the Very Cavallari star fired her social media manager.
Followers quickly blasted the reality star for her "poor taste" post. One user commented, "Wrong picture for the sentiment in the post."
Another wrote, "This is super insensitive” while one said, "Seems like the spotlight isn't exactly on September 11th here," another follower added.
"Maybe today isn't the day to market your brand or yourself.. in NYC. #disappointed," a user interjected. "I love you and think that you are generally spot on in the things that you choose to present," another fan told her. "But this is just disrespectful and undermining to the magnitude of the events that occurred on that horrific day," another added.
Wednesday marks 18 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. More than 3,000 people lost their lives in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania in 2001.
More backlash ensued after the caption was edited. Another fan commented, "Let me show off my body and then make a half ass remark about 911. WTF." One sarcastically said, "Felt cute might make it about 9/11 later."
"Seems like the spotlight isn’t exactly on September 11th here. Just sayin," a follower penned in the comments section. "This whole post is just wrong and insensitive to those who lost loved ones due to these unspeakable acts. #neverforget," one said.