Actor Rob Lowe was "humiliated" to find out that a California college board decided to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from its meetings because the phrase "one nation under God" is "steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism."
The Santa Barbara City College board of trustees announced last week it had decided to "discontinue [the] use of the Pledge of Allegiance for reasons related to its history and symbolism." But after much backlash, it reversed the decision on Tuesday.
"While the College recognizes that there are different opinions about the Pledge of Allegiance, it expects that the First Amendment rights of members of the public to comment at board meetings will be respected," the board said in a statement on Facebook.
Despite the reversal, Lowe took to Twitter to express his disappointment with the college.
"Humiliated for Santa Barbara City College making national news for their idiocy," the actor tweeted Wednesday.
Lowe made headlines recently for a very different reason. The actor admitted to being "vain as f--k" in a new interview with GQ magazine where he discussed his fitness regimen.
"Men deny having vanity — that's the greatest vanity," the 54-year-old actor told Men's Health earlier this month. "I'm vain as f—k."
The former Brat Pack star also admitted that while he knows he's not his 28-year-old self anymore, "I feel exactly like that guy. And I see him [in the mirror]."
"I'm fitter than I've ever been. More experienced," he explained. "Smarter. I'm not looking at a 20-year-old kid in a cape as my due north. I'm looking at a guy like Springsteen."