‘Riverdale’ Star Charles Melton
‘I’m Truly Sorry’
For Fat-Shaming Rant
6/19/2018 2:03 PM PDT
“Riverdale” star Charles Melton is apologizing and blaming immaturity for some really heinous fat-shaming comments he made that have come back to haunt him.
Melton is addressing the now 6-year-old tweets that have gone viral after someone mined them out of his timeline. Low lights include, “Word of wisdom for the day…if your [sic] fat…don’t look in the mirror” … and “Don’t tease fat kids, they already have enough on their plates.”
Melton now says, “I’m truly sorry for making inconsiderate comments several years ago and apologize to anyone I hurt. What I posted and said was immature, offensive and inappropriate. I am ashamed of how I acted and there is no excuse for that behavior.”
The actor was a total unknown back in 2012, which explains the tweets going unnoticed. His first acting gig didn’t come until a “Glee” role in 2014.
He added, “I’m striving to do better and will use this experience to grow, helping others to understand how these types of statements are completely unacceptable.”