September 11 marks an emotional day for New Yorkers and people around the US, as they remember the thousands of lives lost during the 2001 terror attacks. However, those who chose to pay tribute to the tragic day online took issue with a Twitter post shared by “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel.

Seventeen years ago in New York City, two planes flew into the landmark buildings known as the Twin Towers and sent the entire tri-state area into an instant panic. While some people still have clear memories of the attack, many Twitter users slammed Frankel after she shared a tweet that appeared to express her regret of missing out on the chance to witness it.

On Tuesday, the 47-year-old shared her thoughts about 9/11. “I regret not forcing my way down there to really witness it. To think that jumping out of a window was relief. Talk about terror,” she wrote.

Users of the social media app immediately became offended and began criticizing Frankel’s lack of empathy. “I like you and I’ve always been on your side, but I think this is worded completely wrong. Unless you actually meant you wanted to be a spectator to people dying, then I’m going to have to see myself out of your fan club,” one fan wrote.

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Users of the Twitter community criticized a tweet shared by “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel. The reality star is pictured attending the Emmy For Your Consideration Event for Showtime’s “Shameless” on May 24, 2018 in Los Angeles. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

“Whoa what? You regret not going to a terrorism site to be a spectator to the death and destruction? Getting in the way of people who were actually HELPING? Wow, you’re the worst,” another person tweeted.

Prior to receiving major backlash from the online community, Bethenny attempted to bond with her followers by sharing her memory of the tragic day. “Let’s take a cleansing breath now because it’s such a powerful day,” she tweeted.

“Where exactly were you now on 9/11? I was in my studio apt on the way to the gym and saw it live on TV. I didn’t even really realize terrorism existed. I was so naive & now we discuss it every day. #neverforget,” she added.

Although many Twitter users have since encouraged Bethenny to remove what they consider a poorly worded tweet, as of Tuesday afternoon, “The Real Housewives of New York City” star had not deleted the post from her account.

9/11 Memorial
In New York City and throughout the United States, the country is marking the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Two firefighters are pictured paying their respects at the North pool during a commemoration ceremony for the victims on Sept. 11, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images