Kristin Cavallari has fired a social media staffer after an Instagram photo posted to the reality star’s account was labeled “insensitive.”
The former Hills star was getting shredded on social media for much of Wednesday morning after the photo in question was posted, one that showed her in a low-cut, cleavage-showing dress in New York City on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
“NYC for 24hrs. And what a time to be here..always remember,” the initial caption read. It was later modified to read, “NYC for 24hrs.”
That edit was too little, too late.
Immediately, people began to call her out for being “tone deaf” for posting the photo and also tagging the brands that she’s wearing in it. One person even suggested that “today isn’t the day to market your brand or yourself.”
“Let me show off my body and then make a half-ass remark about 911. WTF,” one commenter wrote.
“This is just disrespectful and undermining to the magnitude of the events that occurred on that horrific day,” said another.
One critic questioned the intent of the caption and asked, “Sorry…did you want us not to forget about the dress or the significance of September 11th?”
Page Six said Cavallari and her team initially sent the photo from her appearance to promote her new collaboration with Daltile.
The captioned was allegedly supposed to say, “24 hours in New York City.” However, according to the Page Six, the staffer “took it upon herself to post the image with a modified caption.”
Kristin was reportedly in a fitting when the picture was posted.
According to People magazine, Cavallari was also livid as she had intended for the photo to be posted on Tuesday, September 10.
“The employee was fired. Kristin feels bad about the situation.”