Naya Rivera's fans and supporters sharply criticized the Ventura County's sheriff's office for posting a tweet with an insensitive tone on Sunday (July 12).
Authorities announced that the glee actress is believed to be dead after she and her 4-year-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey disappeared from a rented boat on a southern California lake on Wednesday (July 8). However, a search continues.
The Sheriff & # 39; s Office posted this tweet: "For those who want to search for Naya Rivera on their own, 1. The lake is closed. 2. Temps are already in the 90s. 3. The terrain around the lake is very steep and rough. Our teams are well equipped and well trained. We don't want to have to save you. "
It was quickly condemned by many Rivera fans.
One of them wrote: "We don't want to have to save you" I find that very insensitive. We are trying to help. We want to find Naya as soon as possible if you would have bothered to look right the first day. Maybe then, as her fans, WE would not ask you to check it out. "
"I understand, but maybe drop the shot," said another fan, writing under the hashtag #FindNaya. “People feel helpless and powerless. For us, it is not just another rescue case. It is so very important. There just doesn't seem to be an urgency. People are frustrated. Think about how you deal with real people with emotions. "
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Rivera, 33, rented a pontoon boat with Josey, authorities said. His body was found on the boat, but Rivera remains missing. Search teams are reported to use sonar and robotic devices to search the bottom of the lake for their remains.
The actress played Santana Lopez in the musical Glee for six years between 2009 and 2015. She also appeared on the CBS sitcom The Royal Family.