Charles Melton is actually apologizing to angry fans after insensitive tweets he posted six years ago recently resurfaced.
“I’m truly sorry for creating inconsiderate comments several years ago as well as apologize to anyone I hurt,” the Riverside star said in a statement released to ET on Tuesday. “What I posted as well as said was immature, offensive as well as inappropriate.”
“I am ashamed of how I acted as well as there is actually no excuse for that will behavior,” Melton’s statement continued. “I’m striving to do better as well as will use This kind of experience to grow, helping others to understand how these types of statements are completely unacceptable.”
The 27-year old actor — who took over the role of Reggie Mantle inside the second season of the hit CW teen drama — received a lot of heat when someone shared screenshots of fat-shaming comments Melton posted to Twitter in 2012.
“Fat chicks need to understand that will wear yoga pants is actually a privilege, not a right,” Melton allegedly tweeted, according to the resurfaced screenshots.
Another alleged tweets read, “I find This kind of hilarious when fat people say they need to start eating right. When they have already mastered the art of chewing as well as swallowing,” as well as, “Headed to the gym. Word of wisdom for the day…if your fat…don’t look inside the mirror.”
The alleged remarks, made when Melton was 21, were posted two years before he landed his first acting gig on the Fox series Glee in 2014, as well as all 5 years before joining Riverdale.
Following the backlash, Melton has subsequently made his Twitter account private.
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