Actor Rob Lowe drew ire from fellow celebrities over the weekend when he poked fun at Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for her much-derided claim of Native American heritage.
"Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in 'Chief,'" wrote Lowe in a since-deleted tweet.
Lowe's tweet was clearly a hit at Warren's offensive fake claim to having such heritage, not a dig at Native Americans. But, alas, celebrities and left-wing politicos were quick to condemn the "Parks and Recreation" star for his alleged cultural insensitivity.
Thus, Lowe deleted the tweet, but not without following it up with a jab at those perpetually offended.
I deleted my Elizabeth Warren tweet. It was a joke and some peeps got upset, and that’s never my intention. On the GOOD side: I just got to use the Oxford comma!— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) February 10, 2019
Lowe is often open about his political beliefs and considers himself an independent. The actor has said that some assault weapons should be bad while also saying the Second Amendment is incredibly important.
Observation: many polarizing politicians actually LIKE each other, privately help each other, then publicly stir the pot, playing for votes. That’s fine. Only thing wrong with it is when we buy it whole cloth, breeding intolerance, anger and total inability to laugh at ANYTHING.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) February 10, 2019