Thursday, October 23, 2014

Why Kansas City Royals Fans Hate Rob Lowe Now

Posted By on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 7:00 AM

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Rob Lowe has pissed off fans of the Kansas City Royals. And since it seems everyone in the U.S. (including California) is cheering for the Royals to beat San Francisco to win the 2014 World Series, the law of transitivity would say that Lowe has, in fact, pissed off all of America.

How did a man with such chiseled features and a dazzling smile anger baseball-watching America? Easily, in less than 140 characters.

Lowe betrayed the loyal Royals with a sub-tweet about being ready for the "big stage." It was only four minutes before angry Royals caused Lowe to issue an excuse:

The creepy guy Lowe blames is a reference to his very annoying DirecTV spots. According to the ads, DirecTV customers are like Lowe -- effortlessly suave and capable -- while cable customers are fat, ugly, pervy, lazy slobs (also portrayed by Lowe) who watch swimmers at the rec center through binoculars. Royals fans were quick to blame Lowe's creepy side for his tweet: Whether the tweets came from creepy Lowe or regular, Dodgers-fan Lowe, Royals fans were royally pissed: A few angry Royals supporters pointed out the Alanis Morissette-brand irony of Lowe, who's had a 30+ year career, criticizing the team for faltering on the "big stage" when Lowe has had a few primetime and silver screen flops himself. For the younger crowd whose first exposure to Lowe came on the hit NBC show Parks and Recreation, Lowe's seeming negativity was quite a shock. They turned his character's trademark use of the word "literally" against him: Lowe's tweet has inspired some delightful new Hunter Pence signs. (Did you know Pence, who plays for the Giants, only just realized the Royals are a Missouri, not a Kansas, team?) So yes, Lowe threw a little shade at the Royals, but even he admits that losing Game 1 doesn't mean Kansas City isn't destined for a World Series win: Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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