Riverdale star bashed for racially insensitive blackface Halloween costume
Riverdale actress Lili Reinharts costume for Halloween may have backfired. The actress who plays Betty on the CW series shared a photo of a woman wearing a black body suit and black body paint, saying she has finally found my Halloween costume.
"Inspired by the colour of my soul," the 21-year-old actress added alongside the photo of the Halloween costume. But Reinhart did not seem to understand how the costume may look innocent but could be seen as insensitive.
Lili Reinhart did blackface? Lol poor girl stay doing dumb shit ida (@aileenasclaudia) October 22, 2017
People are deadass defending Lili Reinhart???? Shes racist and yall still defending her even after she tweeted this???? pic.twitter.com/eK8GIVVH2l Oney (@fabshaymitchell) October 23, 2017
The tweet has since been deleted from the site and the Riverdale star has issued an apology. "I did not mean for my tweet to come off that way. 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 apologise. Never meant any harm. I can see how it could've been misinterpreted," she added.What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.