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Lili Reinhart Apologizes for “Racially Insensitive” Halloween Costume Tweet

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Halloween 2017 is almost here — we’re only one week away, people! — which means we expect to see some of Riverdale‘s finest roaming the streets in the next few days. And you know something? Lili Reinhart does, too!


However, while others plan on dressing up as the 21-year-old actress’ character for All Hallow’s Eve, the blonde beauty had a far different idea for herself in mind. She tweeted, “Found my Halloween costume!! Inspired by the color of my soul,” along with a picture of a girl in all black everything… down to the makeup on her face.

This sparked outrage, with people calling out the CW star for ignorance, blackface and racism:


Lili has since deleted the tweet, and apologized for her comment. “I did not mean for my tweet to come off that way,” she said. “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,” she continued. “Never meant any harm. I can see how it could've been misinterpreted.”


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