Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart slammed as ‘sick and gross’ after posting nude photo to ‘demand justice’ for Breonna Taylor

Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart slammed as ‘sick and gross’ after posting nude photo to ‘demand justice’ for Breonna Taylor

SOCIAL media users slammed Lili Reinhart for being “weird and gross” following a disrespectful Instagram caption regarding the death of Breonna Taylor.

The Riverdale star captioned a nude photo on Instagram: “Now that my sideboob has gotten your attention, Breonna Taylor’s murderers have not been arrested. Demand justice.”

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The Riverdale actress came under fire for demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with a topless photo
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Social media users called Lili’s caption “weird and gross”[/caption]

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One person called the caption “ignorant”[/caption]

Fans quickly criticized the actress for mentioning the murder as a way to promote the photo, which showed Lili covering her breasts.

The actress deleted the caption following fan backlash and eventually took the photo down hours later.

While the photo is no longer available on Lili’s feed, a Twitter user posted a screenshot of the original post.

The user wrote: “Lili Reinhart really thought she doing something….. this is sick, why do she use Breonna Taylor’s name as an excuse to post her sexy pic? weird and gross.”

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Other social media users interpreted the caption as a disrespectful joke[/caption]

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Twitter users slammed Lili for the insensitive caption[/caption]

More social media users criticized Lili’s caption, with one person tweeting: “her caption was so ignorant and tone deaf”

Another social media user tweeted: “oh my gosh how much stupidity”

A third user wrote that Lili’s caption was “dumb sexist activism,” adding: “Just how entitled n arrogant one gotta b to associate their side boob with someone’s murder”

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A Twitter user called the tweet an example of “dumb sexist activism”[/caption]

Lili later addressed the caption on Twitter and apologized for offending anyone.

She tweeted: “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 continued in a thread: “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.”

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The original social media user explained that they found the tweet offensive because Lili isn’t black[/caption]

The controversial caption follows news of her breakup with Cole Sprouse, who she had been dating for three years.

They met on the set of the hit CW show, though the romance wasn’t always smooth sailing.

The notoriously private couple often dealt with breakup rumors during their romance, with speculation becoming more consistent months before it was revealed that they had broken up.

Regarding the split, a source told Page Six: “Cole and Lili split before the pandemic hit, and have been quarantining separately.

“They remain good friends.”

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The former couple dated on and off for three years[/caption]

It is believed that Lili, 23, and Cole, 27, “split before the pandemic hit” in March.

Following the split, Lili, Cole and costars KJ Apa and Vanessa Morgan were accused of sexual assault.

According to Us Weekly, Twitter user @Victori66680029 claimed Cole assaulted them following a party at New York University in 2013.

Buzzfeed also reported subsequent sexual abuse and harassment accusations against Riverdale’s Lili, KJ and Vanessa, which were made from a separate anonymous account.

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Lili wasn’t afraid to post revealing photos before the controversial caption[/caption]

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Cole said that the allegations made against him and his costars were fake[/caption]

Cole tweeted in response to the allegations: “Earlier today myself and three other cast mates were falsely accused of sexual offense by anonymous accounts on twitter.

“I take these accusations very seriously, and will be working with the right teams to get to the root of it.”

He continued in a series of tweets: “False accusations do tremendous damage to victims of actual assault.

“Furthermore, I would never seek to silence anybody.

“I encourage that people look into the accusations themselves, as the events detailed were factually untrue.”

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Lili defended herself against the trolls[/caption]

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She said that false allegations could ruin her career[/caption]

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Lili added that she has always been supportive of sexual assault survivors[/caption]

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She said that she hoped the rumors didn’t act as a setback for survivors[/caption]


Both Lili and Vanessa retweeted Cole’s remarks.

Lili also denied the allegations on Twitter, writing: “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.”

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Cole and Lili play a couple on Riverddale[/caption]


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