Actress Lili Reinhart landed in hot water after she took to social media, where she posted a picture with absolutely nothing on while sitting on a sandy beach.
The Riverdale star had her blond hair cascading on her back with her legs and arms crossed to hide her private parts.
While the risqué photo captivated her followers, the caption led to some angry comments. For some unknown reason, Reinhart decided to use her alluring post to raise awareness for both the Black Lives Matter movement and Breonna Taylor.
Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, died inside her apartment after being shot multiple times by Louisville Metro Police Department officers on March 13, 2020.
While Lili Reinhart's caption was insensitive, she immediately realized her mistake and deleted it. She has been using her platform to amplify Black voices and is always speaking up about BLM. She doesn't deserve to be called a whore or be hated on. pic.twitter.com/r2SUosll1f
— ★lai★ (@_carbonatedair) June 29, 2020
The plainclothes police officers were executing a no-knock search warrant.
Taylor penned this message: “Now that my sideboob has gotten your attention, Breonna Taylor’s murderers have not been arrested. Demand justice.”
The 23-year-old The Good Neighbor star was bashed for the inappropriate photo.
She deleted it and issued the following apology: “I’ve always tried to use my platform for good. And speak up about things that are important to me. I also can admit when I make a mistake, and I made a mistake with my caption. It was never my intent to insult anyone, and I’m truly sorry to those that were offended.”
She went on to say: “I’ve tried very hard to be honest on my IGTV lives that I’m still learning and trying to be better. But I understand that my caption came off as tone-deaf. I truly had good intentions and did not think it through that it could come off as insensitive.”
A few weeks ago, Reinhart found herself in a rather odd situation after she, her ex-boyfriend, Cole Sprouse, along with Vanessa Morgan and KJ Apa, were all falsely accused of sexual misconduct.
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I’m proud to say that I use social media to show myself in a real and unedited way. I never try to hide anything or fool anyone into thinking I’m something that I’m not. That’s why I’m proud to support @aerie for encouraging us to embrace our bodies, as they are. With every use of the hashtag #AerieREAL, @Aerie is donating $1 to @NEDA, the National Eating Disorders Association (up to $50K). #aeriepartner
Reinhart responded to the allegations by saying: “I have always taken sexual assault allegations seriously. But it was proven that this account was created specifically to create false stories about me and my cast. I can’t think of something more twisted than lying about sexual assault.”
Reinhart went on to say this in her tweet: “It invalidates the men and women who are brave enough to come forward with the truth. This kind of lie can ruin lives and careers – and I can call it a lie because the person who made the allegations already admitted that the stories were fabricated.”
Some say that Reinhart meant well, so the backlash did not need to be so fierce.