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Entourage Star Adrian Grenier Remembers ‘Innocent Iraqis’ In Controversial 9/11 Instagram Post

by : Christopher Blunt on : 14 Sep 2015 14:35
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Exactly fourteen years after the event, Entourage star Adrian Grenier, took to Instagram to commemorate the victims of the attack on the former World Trade Centre, New York.

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He also took the opportunity to remember the innocent lives lost in the subsequent US invasion of Iraq.

The post has now been deleted but it originally read:

R.I.P. the 2,996 Americans who died in 9/11. R.I.P. the 1,455,590 innocent Iraqis who died during the U.S. invasion for something they didn’t do.

It has been reported that the actor deleted the post after a social media backlash from people who felt that it was an inappropriate day to remember the deaths of Iraqis.

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One Twitter user branded him ‘classless’, adding that ‘today was not the day to post this’. Another user, equally as furious over the comments, said ‘that sure was a slap in the face at the 9/11 victims! But when your [sic] a second tier actor, it’s I need attention time’.

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Others complained that the message had been removed…

“Nice job coward. Real conviction you have, deleting your post and all. #911Anniversary,” one tweet argued.

However, some fans supported him. One Twitter user wrote: ‘@adriangrenier you’re getting a lot of ridiculous backlash over your tribute, but your heart was in the right place and it’s the truth #love.’

What do you think? Was Adrian right to make his point on the day America mourned the huge loss of lives on September 11th 2001?

Christopher Blunt

Chris is a trending and viral news editor at UNILAD.

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