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‘Riverdale’ Star Lili Reinhart Apologizes For Insensitive Halloween Tweet

Lili Reinhart caught some backlash over her choice for a Halloween costume.

The ¡°Riverdale¡± star tweeted a photo of what appeared to be a demon with a painted black face. Reinhart has since deleted the tweet, but screenshots have shown the picture and caption.

Perez Hilton tweeted a photo of the deleted post for ¡°those curious.¡±

¡åFound my Halloween costume!!¡± a screenshot of Reinhart¡¯s tweet read. ¡°Inspired by the color of my soul.¡±

It¡¯s not hard to see why people felt upset.

Twitter users have accused Reinhart of ¡°blackface,¡± makeup non-black actors used to portray black people in typically racist stereotypes. Reinhart acknowledged why so many felt angered by her tweet and issued an apology.

¡°I did not mean for my tweet to come off that way,¡± Reinhart 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.¡±

Reinhart isn¡¯t the first to be called racially insensitive over an ill-advised Halloween costume. Julianne Hough was also accused of blackface in 2013 when she dressed up as Crazy Eyes from ¡°Orange Is The New Black.¡± Hilary Duff offended people in 2016 with a pilgrim and Native American couple¡¯s costume.

Most don¡¯t always think about the deeper implications of Halloween outfits, but at least the 22-year-old responded quickly by issuing an apology and owning her mistake.

And hopefully, everyone learned a lesson this year.

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