Since Friday night, many people have been slamming Rep. Paul Ryan for having once admired author Ayn Rand, despite the fact that Ryan now rejects Rand’s philosophy.

Yesterday, actor Rob Lowe bravely spoke out in support of Rand and her best-known novel, Atlas Shrugged.

Unsurprisingly, many Twitter users reacted with shock and disgust:

One Twitter user complained about Rand’s atheism:

Lowe replied: “She and I part company there.”

A number of Twitter users,  however, spoke out in support of Rand: