Kristen Cavallari Blames “Insensitive” 9/11 IG Post On Now-Fired Social Media Manager

The Hills star Kristen Cavallari has fired an employee for sharing an “insensitive” Instagram post to coincide with 9/11, an insider told PEOPLE.

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On Wednesday, a photo of Cavallari standing on a New York City sidewalk was uploaded to her account with the caption, “NYC for 24hrs. And what a time to be here..always remember.”

According to the source, the image was taken on Tuesday and was “supposed to be posted” that evening.

But “then an employee took it upon herself to post it Wednesday with her own caption,” explains the source, who confirms that “the employee was fired.”

“Kristin feels bad about the situation,” the source adds.

The post still exists on Cavallari’s Instagram but the caption has been edited to read, “NYC for 24hrs.”

Since her social media manager is now off the job, loads of negative comments remain on the post.

Her followers had quickly criticized the Very Cavallari star for sharing something so flippant  on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

“Wrong picture for the sentiment in the post,” wrote one user.

“Poor taste,” stated another.

A third follower commented, “This is super insensitive.”

“I love you and think that you are generally spot on in the things that you choose to present, but this is just disrespectful and undermining to the magnitude of the events that occurred on that horrific day,” someone else wrote.

“Let me show off my body and then make a half ass remark about 911. WTF,” said yet another.