‘Riverdale’ Star Lili Reinhart Apologizes For Insensitive Halloween Tweet

“Riverdale” star Lili
Reinhart found herself in some hot water after she sent out a tweet over the
weekend, which rubbed some fans the wrong way.

The 21-year-old actress posted a DeviantArt photo she found
on Instagram of a woman dressed up as a “demon,” and wearing a black
bodysuit and covered head-to-toe in black body paint. She captioned the tweet, “Found
my Halloween costume!! Inspired by the color of my soul”

“Found my Halloween costume!! Inspired by the color of my soul”
“Found my Halloween costume!! Inspired by the color of my soul”

The reactions to the photo and tweet were mixed, with some fans
suggesting that the costume looked like blackface. Other fans added that they
hoped she wasn’t planning to “do blackface” for Halloween.  In the
opposing camp, some fans felt the photo wasn’t at all insensitive. 

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Lili
deleted the tweet and sent out two apology tweets to her fans regardless. 

“I
did not mean for my tweet to come off that way. I can see how it was
interpreted as being insensitive. I saw a pic on Halloween Instagram and didn’t
think it would be
interpreted as being racially insensitive,” she
tweeted. “I
apologize. Never meant any harm. I can see how it could’ve been
misinterpreted.” 

While Lili will likely
have to look for another costume, she may be able to draw some inspiration from
her hit CW show. Lili plays Betty Cooper in the murder mystery show
“Riverdale” and her character is on pace to be one of the most popular
Halloween costumes this year. She tweeted out her excitement about everyone’s costumes and said, “I’m so excited to see all of
the Betty Cooper Halloween costumes this year”

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Perhaps Lili can go as
Betty this year too! 

Kevin Zelman

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