Last week, Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis tragically lost her mother at a shockingly young age. She is in mourning.
Her disgraced ex Thomas Ravenel appears to be trying to use this incident to be pointlessly cruel.
Fans accuse him of trying to use social media to make Kathryn's grief even worse. The backlash against him was swift and severe.
On Sunday, August 11, Thomas Ravenel took to Twitter to share what would ordinarily be a precious photograph.
"The kids with my mom," he captioned the image.
The now-deleted tweet showed 3-year-old Saint and 5-year-old Kensie alongside Thomas' mother, Louise Rodgers.
The context that turns this sweet post sour is that Thomas posted it just days after Kathryn Dennis' mother died.
Months of social media inactivity and then this? Fans aren't buying it as an innocuous tweet. This is a mind game.
Longtime Southern Charm fans were absolutely furious -- and let Thomas know.
"You haven’t posted since June 1," noted a reply. "And you choose the week that your babies lost their maternal grandmother to post your kids with your mom!”
“How about adding some condolences to your kids," that same tweet suggested. "They lost a loved one too. So insensitive."
"This post is in very poor taste, with its timing," accused another tweet.
That user continued: "Nothing against your mother. But it just an obvious mind game. We all see this. Find some class and Stop!"
"Really?" exclaimed another Twitter denizen. "Timing is everything. You suck more every day."
"Cute picture," another wrote gently. "But the timing is a little off considering Kathryn's Mother's recent passing."
It was very kind of that person to give Thomas the benefit of the doubt, as if it were some sort of oversight.
"You are an asshat for posting this knowing what you know of Kathryns Mother," another accused.
That same tweet continued: "Cannot wait for you to be locked up where you belong. "
That, of course, refers to Thomas' upcoming rape trial.
"No post since early June, then this?" remarked another tweet. "Hmmm."
"You actually have no power to stop your compulsive behavior do you?" accused another.
That same tweeter continued: "Posting this is one of the most classless, distasteful acts you have done."
"Congrats on topping you own record," the reply concluded.
If you're thinking that Thomas responded to this with a tasteful apology about how insensitive he was ... you know we're talking about Thomas Ravenel, right?
The backlash was so intense that he deleted his Twitter and his Instagram.
To countless people, it really did look like he was trying to rub it in Kathryn's face that his mother was still alive.
He may have also been trying to convey the idea that his mother is the only "grandmother" that Kensie and Saint will clearly remember.
Allison Calhoun Dennis passed away on Wednesday, August 7 after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer.
She was only 59 years old. No one should be exploiting this tragedy for mind games.