@RobLowe's Twitter lesson, courtesy of Winnipeg
Rob Lowe, a cast member in the film "I Melt with You," poses for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7:27PM EDT
Hell hath no fury like a Winnipeger scorned.
To be fair, it's still not clear whether Rob Lowe was referring to the bar he was in, or the city, when he angrily tweeted that he was #trappedinahellhole when council election results interrupted his NBA-watching.
But he sure found out fast that you can't seem to disrespect The Peg and get away with it (not on Twitter, anyway!).
A sample of the backlash delivered by Winnipeggers (in 140 characters or less) to @RobLowe:
Best response to Rob Lowe I heard: "No, being #trappedinahellhole is having your career fall so far you're in the Casey Anthony TV movie."— Stephen Smith (@smistephen) June 13, 2012
#TrappedinaHellHole is a better description of being in a movie theater playing a Rob Lowe movie, rather than a description of Winnipeg.— Jeff Nielsen (@JeffNielsen35) June 13, 2012
Rob Lowe broke the cardinal rule. Don't mess with #Winnipeg!— Adam Hickman (@ahickman2) June 13, 2012
Tonight, our reporter in Winnipeg @JillMacyshonCTV will have more reaction to the tweet that got the Hollywood actor in hot water. And you'll see that Lowe's not the only one who's dissed the city some refer to as the Heart of the Continent.
Here's my message to Rob - I’ve been to hell holes and Winnipeg isn’t even on the same map!
See you at 11.