Lili Reinhart Defends Herself After Calling Out “Rude Fans” on Twitter
Never having been one to keep quiet over issues concerning herself or her fellow actors and cast mates, Riverdale‘s beloved blonde, Lili Reinhart, has once again taken to Twitter to express her disapproval and disappointment for fans invading her privacy.
It was just earlier this week when Lili came to Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard‘s defense after fans called him rude for not wanting to take pictures outside his hotel, and just yesterday, she was forced to do even more damage control… this time for herself!
While Lili was eating lunch yesterday, she noticed a few girls excessively taking photos of her, so she called them out via Twitter in a now-deleted post that generated hundreds of mixed reactions from fans. “To the two girls who are repeatedly photographing me as I’m eating my lunch… I see you… you aren’t slick… that’s f***ing rude,” she wrote.
The tweet generated mixed responses from fans, as some agreed that people should really just let actors be, and to quit invading their privacy. Many other fans quickly snapped back at Lili for voluntarily choosing this life as an actor, and stating that these girls were just fans that meant no harm.
One fan, however, rubbed her the wrong way when they responded back to Lili’s tweet asking, “What’s with celebs these days? If you don’t want that much attention then quit acting for good. Be nice to the fans pls.” Lili then snapped back with an EPIC response of her own:
No, no, no. This is what's wrong— you think you're entitled to take a photo of me while I'm alone and eating because I'm on a tv show. So I asked for it, right? Wrong. I am a human being. I am not Betty Cooper. You aren't entitled to me. At all. https://t.co/0sF1cjw6yF
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) November 13, 2017
This isn’t the first time Lili has spoken out about being put in an uncomfortable situation like this. She recently spoke to ELLE magazine, admitting that most of the time, she has no problem being friendly and offering to take a picture with fans, but if you do it behind her back, there will be consequences.
“No one’s forcing me or any other celebrity to take time out of their day to say hi to these fans or do these things,” she explained. “It’s just something we do nine times out of 10 because we love and appreciate our fans.”
She added, “There is a sense of guilt that you can feel sometimes for not meeting their expectations, but that’s kind of wrong for me to think that way, because I am a person. I play Betty, but I’m not Betty. I’m not on 24/7.”
Sometimes all you gotta do is ask! But other times, maybe just try to respect people’s privacy… actors are people, too!