Lisa Hochstein is under fire after sharing a photo of herself, her husband Lenny, their son, and their dogs preparing to board a private jet in the midst of Hurricane Irma.
Over the weekend, as Irma made landfall near the Hochstein's family home on Star Island in Miami, Florida, the former Real Housewives of Miami star took to Instagram to share her photo and thank her friends for their support.
"THANK YOU to all of my family and friends who have reached out to help, offer a place to stay, offer help to get out of Miami or just checked on us!" she wrote. "We weren't originally going to leave partly because of the dogs and a few other things....and waited until the last minute when we realized that this thing wasn't slowing down which definitely made it difficult to get out."
Shortly after the post was shared, Hochstein was slammed for being insensitive to the many Floridians who do not have access to a private jet. In fact, her former Real Housewives of Miami co-star, Joanna Krupa, appeared to take aim at Hochstein on Twitter.
"All those A holes posting and showing off w their private jets in Miami, why don't u offer help families and animals that can't get out?" Krupa wrote to no one in particular. "Otherwise stop posting and showing off when people and animals are being left behind during this catastrophic hurricane. Idiots!"
Following the backlash, Hochstein updated her post with a statement.
"To all of these ignorant people leaving nasty comments... although it's none of your damn business we were not the only ones in this plane. Every seat was occupied and my son had to sit in my lap," she told fans. "EVERYONE IS POSTING ON SM 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. We also did not have paper work for our dogs to fly commercial as every vet was closed and every flight was booked and there is no way in hell we would leave them behind. Fortunately we were able to get a plane to take them with us. Anyone with nasty comments needs to back off get off my page and worry about yourself and how you can help instead if wasting your energy on attacking me."