Reality TV personality Stephanie Pratt has been slammed for tweeting "shoot the looters" during the US riots over the death of George Floyd.
The Hills star has been accused of hypocrisy and white privilege as a 2006 police mugshot taken when she was arrested for shoplifting has resurfaced on Twitter.
"Shoot the looters - using this tragedy as their excuse to rob and burn all of our towns down,” Pratt said in a since-deleted tweet referring to the nationwide civil unrest over police brutality in America.
The sentiment echos a Tweet by President Donald Trump last week, in which he announced: "when the looting starts, the shooting starts".
One outraged Twitter user responded to Pratt's words with an image of her police mugshot, writing: "Oh cause I thought the thief who shoplifted more than $1,300 worth of clothing from Neiman Marcus said some [sic]...."
"Should they have shot you?" another asked.
Pratt deleted the tweet about looting, but several other references to the protests remain on her account.
"Anyone else sobbing watching their town being burned down?" she added.
"No, we are sobbing watching a black man murdered in front of our own eyes by a cop," one Twitter user replied.
"Things can be replaced lives cannot. Check your white privilege."
Some commenters pointed out that Pratt likely experienced the benefits of racial bias in her arrest, which she has attributed to her substance abuse problems at the time.
"No way she'd be free today if she'd been black and been found with that much stolen merch AND a purse full of drugs," one tweet read.