Lili Reinhart Apologizes for 'Racially Insensitive' Halloween Tweet

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Riverdale star Lili Reinhart has issued an apology after tweeting what she later referred to as a “racially insensitive” picture to her 900,000 plus followers.

Reinhart, 21, posted a photograph of a woman who gave the impression to be dressed as a demon and was coated in black paint on Sunday, October 22. She captioned the picture: “Discovered my Halloween costume!! Impressed by the colour of my soul.”

The picture sparked speedy backlash from some followers, together with one who tweeted, “the act of portray your self black connotes blackface, no matter intent or context. will be learn as [people of color] = witch/demon.” However some followers additionally took to Twitter saying they didn’t see something unsuitable with the actresses submit. “I don’t perceive why individuals have been coming for Lili Reinhart for that Halloween costume. That was NOT blackface,” one follower wrote.

The CW star shortly deleted the picture and apologized.

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“I didn’t imply for my tweet to come back off that method. I can see the way it was interpreted as being insensitive, utterly. I noticed the pic on a Halloween Instagram and didn’t suppose it could be interpreted as being racially insensitive,” she wrote on Sunday, October 22.

This isn’t the primary time movie star has been accused of doing blackface for Halloween. Julianne Hough was criticized after images of her in darkish make-up portraying Uzo Aduba’s Orange Is the New Black character, Loopy Eyes, at a Halloween occasion in 2013 surfaced. She later responded with an apology: “It actually was by no means my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anybody in any method, I notice my costume harm and offended individuals and I actually apologize.”

Heidi Klum, Colton Haynes and Hilary Duff are a few of the others who’ve come below hearth for carrying racially insensitive costumes.

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