Lili Reinhart has been forced to apologise after a Tweet she sent has been deemed as “racially” insensitive.
The Riverdale actress Tweeted a picture of a woman dressed as a demon, covered in black paint, with the caption:
“Found my Halloween costume!! Inspired by the color of my soul.”
However, she soon deleted the post after many Twitter users accused her of promoting blackface, something that continues to be an issue in the fashion and beauty industries.
Remember all the backlash Kim Kardashian suffered after one of her KKW Beauty adverts was accused of promoting blackface?
Keen to not let any of her fans down, Lily Reinhart Tweeted a heartfelt apology…
“I did not mean for my tweet to come off that way,” she wrote.
“I can see how it was interpreted as being insensitive, completely. I saw the pic on a Halloween Instagram and didn’t think it would be interpreted as being racially insensitive.
“I apologize. Never meant any harm. I can see how it could’ve been misinterpreted.”
Although not all of her fans thought the Tweet, or the idea of the Halloween costume, was racist, most people seem to be pleased that she had the decency to apologise regardless.
Good on you Lili for doing the right thing!