AceShowbiz - Sofia Richie is apparently doing some damage controls after catching heat over her recent caption that many deemed "insensitive." Taking to Instagram Stories, the young model offered support to those who were affected by the California wildfires.
Alongside a GIF of a broken heart, Sofia wrote, "Sending my love and prayers to everyone affected by the fires. Tonight's wind is going to be brutal. Please Stay safe." She then shared a video of herself watching news of the wildfires and showed her online devotees how strong the Santa Ana winds hit her backyard. "My God," she could be heard saying. "This is... woah. A little scared, a little scared."
This arrived just hours after she landed in hot water over an "insensitive" comment that was shared along with a couple of photos of her posing in a casual outfit with her blonde locks swept into a top knot. The caption of the photos read, "Santa Ana winds- messy bun," prompting people to assume that she was blaming the wind for her messy bun, and that surely didn't sit well with them.
"200,000 people evacuated and 2 million people without power but okay go ahead flex?? could u be any more insensitive," one wrote, adding, "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??" Another said, "Sofia Richie talking about how the Santa Anas are great for her hair might be the most tone-deaf things I've ever seen!!"
Fast-moving wildfires have been blazing through California throughout late October. The Getty Fire broke out first, before being followed by the Kincade Fire. As of October 30, it had burned 76,825 acres. Many people have been forced to evacuate amid the fire, including LeBron James and "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter.