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Sofia Vergara slammed for sharing ‘tone-deaf’ photo of her private flight fleeing Hurricane Dorian

Sofia Vergara slammed for sharing ‘tone-deaf’ photo of her private flight fleeing Hurricane Dorian

Sofia Vergara is facing backlash after posting a glib Instagram snap of herself leaving the Bahamas on a private jet Friday.

The 47-year-old was fleeing Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast strike the Bahamas over Labor Day Weekend. ‘Bye bye Dorian!!’ she captioned the shot.

Instagram commenters were quick to criticize the sitcom star for her cavalier attitude to the storm given she has the financial means to easily escape the area.

'Bye Bye Dorian!!': Sofia Vergara posted an Instagram snap of herself beaming with loved ones on a private jet headed away from the Bahamas on Friday

‘Bye Bye Dorian!!’: Sofia Vergara posted an Instagram snap of herself beaming with loved ones on a private jet headed away from the Bahamas on Friday

‘Must be nice here I sit wondering if I will have to evacuate and will my pets be safe will I have electricity soon after the storm and will everything in my fridge have to be thrown away and I have to spend my money to replace. Very insensitive,’ wrote one.

‘The insensitivity and arrogance of the rich never ceases to amaze. I’m glad her fans are calling her out on it. Bet she’ll be deleting this picture shortly,’ fumed another.

Writing in Spanish, one fan asked why she did not use social media to address ‘current affairs’ and ‘problems, some very serious, that our planet is facing?’

Not having it: Instagram commenters were quick to criticize the sitcom star for her cavalier attitude to the storm given she has the financial means to easily escape the area

Not having it: Instagram commenters were quick to criticize the sitcom star for her cavalier attitude to the storm given she has the financial means to easily escape the area

This commenter wrote: ‘Your Instagram is nothing but photos showing your luxurious lifestyle, and although it is the fruit of your labor, you could do so much more with your influence.’

‘Como se dice “tone deaf” en Espanol?’ quipped one Instagram in a user, while another wrote simply: ‘The benefits of wealth…’ 

Sofia tweeted a link to her Instagram post, so commentators on Twitter began questioning her approach to Hurricane Dorian as well.

More criticism: Sofia tweeted a link to her Instagram post, so commentators on Twitter began questioning her approach to Hurricane Dorian as well

More criticism: Sofia tweeted a link to her Instagram post, so commentators on Twitter began questioning her approach to Hurricane Dorian as well

Living the life: Earlier in the week, Sofia had been posting photos from Casa Chipi Chipi, the Bahamian beach house she shares with her husband Joe Manganiello

Living the life: Earlier in the week, Sofia had been posting photos from Casa Chipi Chipi, the Bahamian beach house she shares with her husband Joe Manganiello

‘You’re definitely lucky and right to be getting out but is this appropriate when so many people can’t?’ wrote one reply, while another quipped: ‘lol must be tough’.

Earlier in the week, Sofia had been posting photos from Casa Chipi Chipi, the Bahamian beach house she shares with her husband Joe Manganiello.

On Wednesday, she cheekily posted an album of herself enjoying a cool beverage with pals and captioned it: ‘Esperando a Dorian,’ which means: ‘Waiting For Dorian.’

Relaxed: On Wednesday, she cheekily posted an album of herself enjoying a cool beverage with pals and captioned it: 'Esperando a Dorian,' which means: 'Waiting For Dorian'

Relaxed: On Wednesday, she cheekily posted an album of herself enjoying a cool beverage with pals and captioned it: ‘Esperando a Dorian,’ which means: ‘Waiting For Dorian’

 

Daily Mail UK

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