AceShowbiz - Considering how people are forced to evacuate amid the Getty fire, Sofia Richie's recent Instagram post surely rubbed people the wrong way. The model daughter of Lionel Richie landed in hot water as she appeared to blame the Santa Ana winds for her bad hair day.
In the post, Sofia shared two photos of herself posing with her blonde locks up and paired the look with a white T-shirt, gold pants and black heels. Although the 21-year-old looked stunning as always, it was her caption that caught people's attention in a negative way. "Santa Ana winds- messy bun," so she wrote, jokingly blaming the winds that are whipping up the California wildfires for her bun.
This, naturally, didn't sit well with a lot of people, who were quick to criticize Sofia. "And fires. Don't forget the fires," one wrote, as another chimed in, "200,000 people evacuated and 2 million people without power but okay go ahead flex?? could u be any more insensitive." There was also an individual who called her "pathetic as homes burn down."
"Disgusting to even mention such a sensitive issue for something so lame as how you look," one person said, with one other wrote, "Sofia Richie talking about how the Santa Anas are great for her hair might be the most tone-deaf things I've ever seen!!!" Someone else said, "It's just ironic bc these fires are taking place in her backyard! Her friends and fam are prob being evacuated as we speak.. I just don't understand why she would chose this caption??"
Sofia has yet to respond to the backlash.
The Getty fire broke out on early Monday morning, October 28 along the 405 Freeway near the Getty center and quickly spread into tony neighborhoods. A day after it sparked, the blaze had charred more than 650 acres, burned several homes and sent thousands of resident fleeing in the dark. Among those who were forced to evacuate were LeBron James and "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter.