The celebrity friends of “Six Days and Seven Nights” star Anne Heche shared their support after the actress plowed her Mini Cooper into a Mara Vista, California home at a high speed on Friday, and they’ve been roasted by social media for their tone deaf responses.
“Rust” star Alec Baldwin asked his Instagram followers to send their “support and love” to “brave” and “talented” Heche, in the aftermath of having “this tragic thing happen” to her.
Liberal actress Rosanna Arquette asked Twitter users to “pray” for Heche, who is in the hospital and “severely burned” from her “tragic” car accident.
“So she was presumably driving drunk and burned someone’s house down,” said one replier. “Let’s think about them!”
“She clearly has needed help if she is driving under the influence, and while [I’m] so sorry to hear of her burns I am just glad no one else got hurt,” added another. “She did destroy a home though.”
“I live a few blocks away and was at [the] crash site,” a local resident claimed. “She was driving erratically and running stop signs prior to [the] crash. The street she sped down is narrow and lots of kids are in the neighborhood. The house she slammed into was only three doors down from our elementary school!!”
Heche, 53, admitted to drinking vodka with “wine chasers” during the recording of an episode of her podcast “Better Together,” hours before the crash. She was involved in another car accident at around 11:00 am on Friday morning when she smashed her car into the garage of an apartment complex. Witnesses claimed she refused help and fled the scene.
The “I Know What You Did Last Summer” star reportedly flew down a residential street at over 90 mph, before violently ramming her car through a two-story home and barely missing the owner and her two dogs by mere feet.
The car burst into flames as Heche was trapped inside for at least 30 minutes, it took the response of 59 firefighters to remove her and put out the blaze. She was conscious as first responders wheeled her into an ambulance on a stretcher, and is currently in stable condition at a local hospital.
The house she crashed into is uninhabitable due to the fire and resulting structural damage. A GoFundMe page created for the homeowner has raised more than $50,000 to help with renovations.
Arquette walked back her support of the ailing actress after the onslaught of social media backlash, and shared a link for the fundraiser for the homeowner.