Spencer Pratt Slammed For Comparing “The Hills” Cancellation To 9/11
Spencer Pratt is getting slammed for outrageously comparing “The Hills” cancellation to 9/11.
In a new profile published by Vice’s Broadly site, Pratt and his wife Heidi Montag open up about their rise to stardom on reality television and their subsequent fall from grace. The writer apparently spent “five months” with the couple to get a sense of their current lives. But Pratt makes a disturbing comment about the past.
Reflecting on the how their lives changed when their MTV reality show ended in 2010, Pratt is quoted as saying, “[‘The Hills’ getting cancelled] was our 9/11.” Not surprisingly, and rightly so, the comment isn’t sitting well with many on social media.
“Spencer Pratt compared the cancellation of The Hills to 9/11, if you aren’t sure who you hate most today,” tweeted @actuallyerin. @sonicdork mockingly posted, “Said Spencer Pratt, completely forgetting the 9/11 that should be referred to as his 9/11.” Over on Facebook, Victoria Marie Trusley commented, “Does anyone else feel disgusted that these two compared their show cancelling- to 9/11? Thousands of people dying to your reality tv show discontinuing…Ok.”
Pratt responded to some of the backlash on Friday, writing to one enraged Twitter user, “Settle down it was a bad metaphor obvi.” Of course, “Speidi” is very used to getting blasted and embrace their villainous personas. In fact, another line from the profile is quite telling. Despite now being broke and largely hated, Montag says, “The biggest misconception about us is that we wouldn’t do it all over again.” Wow.
UPDATE: Pratt has now tweeted a formal apology, saying, “RE: my 9/11 comment: I want to apologize for making a such a thoughtless analogy. I’m not going to make dumb celebrity excuses about being taken out of context. I just said something dumb and potential hurtful [sic] to a lot of people and that’s all there is to it. I’ll likely say something dumb again, but I know I need to check myself on this one. Again, apologies to anyone I offended and for being insensitive. Much love, Spencer.”