Melissa Joan Hart sparked fury when she took to social media to complain that Hurricane Maria had ruined her family vacation.
The 41-year-old actress, most famous for her roles on TV show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains It All, shared a post on Instagram on Tuesday, with a screenshot of a weather report alongside the caption: "And just like that, our family vacation is cancelled. Such a bummer but we plan to hit the @nickresortpuntacana resort another time this year."
The weather report in the picture read: "Maria has officially made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane."
Fans were quick to call Melissa out on the insensitivity of the post, with one writing: "I think you should be more concerned with the people that live there instead of your meaningless vacation."
Another person added: "First, Punta Cana is the Dominican Republic, not Dominica. And it's better to be 'bummed' about death, destruction there."
However, others came forward in defence of the actress, with one supporter tweeting: "Better safe than sorry. We do not want anything to happen to you or your family."
Melissa's post has since been deleted from both Instagram and Twitter. On Wednesday, she reposted a message from Salma Hayek, and added: "My thoughts are with all my friends in Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands that are being hit by #hurricaneMaria today." However, she has yet to make any kind of apology for the now-deleted posts.
Hurricane Maria, with winds of up to 175 mph, wiped out power and communications throughout the island of Puerto Rico, and led to Governor Ricardo Rossello declaring a state of emergency for the island and a curfew until Saturday morning.
It made landfall as a Category 5 storm in Dominica on Monday.
It's not the first time Melissa has come under fire for a social media post. Back in 2015, she used the 14th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks to promote her clothing line, tweeting: "Free Shipping in honor of the victims, families & first responders of 9/11. Use the promo code '911' during your online checkout at KingofHarts.com". She later apologised.