Adrian Grenier received backlash after making a controversial post on Instagram for 9/11.

Adrian Grenier’s 9/11 Post

Grenier, like many celebrities, took to social media on 9/11 to remember the terrorist attack on American soil that claimed nearly 3,000 lives. However, the Entourage star sparked ire in a number of his fans and followers due to the content of his tribute.

The graphic of Grenier’s post 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.”

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After calling attention to the lives of innocent Iraqis that were lost in the War on Terror that followed the 9/11 attacks, Grenier was confronted with a number of irate reactions on his Instagram account. Eventually, the actor decided to delete the post altogether.

Despite the harsh reaction to his initial post, Grenier returned to Instagram with a few other tributes to 9/11. For one, he captioned a picture of Ground Zero, “In challenging moments and times of mourning, we must seek perspective to help us find peace within our choices forward. #911.”

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Grenier also posted a graphic that showed the World Trade Center’s felled North Tower and South Tower as a pause sign.

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