Celebrities and the online world don’t often mix well. Supermodel Chrissy Teigen got into hot water this week after an ill-timed tweet. Following the shooting spree in Ottawa’s Parliament on Wednesday, Teigen tweeted “active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in America, Wednesday.” She was trying to make a point about gun control in the United States, but her timing has been criticized. She has since temporarily quit Twitter for the greener pastures of Instagram. Rosie O’Donnell, no stranger to controversy, tried to defend the supermodel’s actions. “I thought it was brilliant and on-point, but some people thought it was insensitive,” she said on The View.
When her co-host Amy Robach replied, “Timing is everything, and I think when you tweet something like that in the middle of an active shooting, people are afraid, people are running for their lives and a man is dead.” O’Donnell expanded her point, “I think she’s saying, ‘I’m an American. I live here. I see two people shot this week in Canada and the entire country of Canada is in mourning. However, in America, this happens on a daily basis and we don’t even pay attention anymore.'”