'Real Housewives' Star Posts Tone-Deaf Hurricane Pic

'Real Housewives' Star Posts Tone-Deaf Hurricane Pic

In social media's most recent let-them-eat-cake moment, The Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein posted a pic of herself, her plastic-surgeon husband, her toddler and her dogs about to board a private jet to flee Hurricane Irma. Much of the internet was aghast that Hochstein would flaunt her privilege while many Floridians were not fortunate enough to have a private jet to flee on and were facing imminent danger from the storm. Hochstein didn't get the uproar, though, insisting that "it's none of your damn business" how she managed to get out of town.


Via Page Six.

Did Lisa Hochstein learn nothing from Louise Linton’s Instagram fail?

The “Real Housewives of Miami” star is facing a storm of criticism after posting a picture of her family grinning in front of a private jet before they escaped from Hurricane Irma.

The tone-deaf shot of Hochstein with her surgeon hubby, Lenny, their son, Logan, 2, and two dogs received a swift backlash from locals.

“What’s up with all of the private jet photos,” Nathan Lieberman, son of South Beach Hotel Group’s Alan and Diane Lieberman, asked on Facebook. “Bragging about how you are leaving a life-threatening situation when some people can’t afford to leave. Who are you people?”

Meanwhile, a Twitter user wrote, “I get evacuating. I don’t however understand their need to be vapid a–holes.”

The debacle has echoes of the one in August when Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, posted a shot of herself getting off a government jet and boasted about her designer accessories.

“Although it’s none of your damn business, we were not the only ones in this plane,” she spat, perhaps missing the point. “Every seat was occupied and my son had to sit in my lap. EVERYONE IS POSTING ON [social media] about how they escaped! This happens to be mine and I don’t need to apologize or hide to ANYONE ABOUT HOW WE DO SO.”

Get the rest of the story at Page Six.


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