AceShowbiz - Lisa Hochstein came under fire for posting an Instagram picture of her and family evacuating from Hurricane Irma on a private plane. "The Real Housewives of Miami" star was called "tone-deaf" and "insensitive" for flaunting her wealth during the natural disaster.
Fellow "Real Housewives" star Joanna Krupa blasted her on Twitter, "All those A holes posting and showing off w their private jets in Miami, why don't u offer help families and animals that can't get out? Otherwise stop posting and showing off when people and animals are being left behind during this catastrophic hurricane. Idiots!"
All those A holes posting and showing off w their private jets in Miami , why don't u offer help families and animals that can't get out ?— Joanna Krupa (@joannakrupa) September 7, 2017
However, Hochstein was unapologetic. In a now-deleted Instagram post, she responded, "To anyone leaving nasty comments... this post is for my friends and family who were concerned about us, begged us to get out and wanted updates on our well being."
She continued, "Although it's no ones business we were not the only ones in this plane. Every seat was occupied and my son had to sit in my lap. There were no commercial flights out of Miami at this point. EVERYONE IS POSTING ON SM about how they escaped! This happens to be mine and I don't need to apologize or hide to ANYONE ABOUT HOW WE DO SO."
"We also did not have paper work for our dogs to fly commercial as every vet was closed and every flight was booked and there is no way in hell we would leave them behind. Fortunately we were able to get a plane to take them with us."
She added, "Anyone with nasty comments needs to back off get off my page and worry about yourself and how you can help others instead if wasting your energy on attacking me. And to the other commenters about me 'abandoning' my friends in my house they weren't any guests that happened to just be there already, they are friends who just didn't have a proper safe place to stay who live in Miami and I figured mine would be safer for them so I offered for them to come on over! So take your comments and shove them up your [a**]."
"THANK YOU to all of my family and friends who have reached out to help, offer a place to stay, offer help to get out of Miami or just checked on us! And I'm sorry if I haven't gotten back to all of you! But I will [pray] We weren't originally going to leave partly because of the dogs and a few other things....and waited until the last minute when we realized that this thing wasn't slowing down which definitely made it difficult to get out."
"I'm praying for everyone who already has been devastated by this hurricane and pray that Somehow by a miracle Florida is not hit so hard. We did not want to risk it with our little angel Logan. And YES we let some friends stay at our home because it's a little safer then theirs! They will be fine!!! Material things can be replaced lives cannot #staysafe."
The Bravo reality TV star then shared a "praying for Florida" message, "Praying that our state and every state or country that will or be affected by Irma. Please be safe everyone. We will get through this."