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Pink's Husband Criticized For His Message To Wildfire "Looters"

As the wildfires in California continue to burn, thousands are still evacuated from the path of the flames, and the Camp Fire is now officially California's deadliest fire ever.

While most of the people affected by these fires are regular people trying to survive in spite of a huge natural disaster, stories of how celebrities were impacted have received the most attention.

Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth shared a photo of his ruined home with Miley Cyrus, before announcing they would donate $500,000 to local relief efforts.

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Hemsworth's home with Miley Cyrus was destroyed by the Woolsey Fire.Gage Skidmore - Flickr / Liam Hemsworth - Twitter

Pop star Pink, and her husband, truck racer Carey Hart, also attracted attention, but for the wrong reasons.

Like many stars from Malibu, Pink and Hart were forced to evacuate as the Woolsey Fire approached their homes.

The singer later shared an emotional message on social media, thanking first responders for their work to protect her community.

"Just need to say THANKYOU to all of the firefighters. All of the first responders," she wrote on Twitter. "All of the helpers. The thing to look for in tragedy is all of the helpers. We're all so grateful for your bravery and selflessness."

But Hart's social media message to his fans was not as positive as his wife's.

He shared an Instagram post of masked men brandishing guns, posing behind a sign declaring "LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT ON SITE! P.D.C. POSSE."

"It's unfortunate that some people take advantage of others in a crisis," Hart wrote.

"While the [Malibu] fires have been burning, some locals have been fighting off and defending their property against the fires. There have been sightings of looters breaking [into] homes. Well, if you are a looter think twice if you are heading back into [Malibu]."

In the comments, Hart clarified that he is not a member of the "posse," but calls them a "group of locals I used to live by."

Social media users were quick to criticize Hart for what they read as a threatening post during a time of crisis.

"Hey @Pink can you tell your husband that threatening "˜looters' with gun violence is absolutely ridiculous," one Twitter user wrote. "Honestly worrying about your stuff when people are [losing] their lives is just pathetic."

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Pink has been married to Hart since 2006.Pink - Instagram

"How do you know if they are looters?" asked another. "Sounds like a bad idea bud."

Hart actually weighed in when critics commented on his Instagram post. "When there is a situation like this with no laws," he wrote, "it's time to protect yourself."

For the record, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department announced that law enforcement officers will be patrolling evacuated neighborhoods to deter looters.

"People found in areas where they do not belong will be contacted by law enforcement and may be arrested," the department said.

So maybe Hart and the "posse" should leave things to the professionals.

You can learn how to support a variety of charities for California wildfire victims by clicking this link.

[H/T: CNN]

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