Lili Reinhart apologises for "racially insensitive" Halloween costume photo

Publish Date
Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 1:43PM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Riverdale's Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper on the hit show, has received backlash for posting an "insensitive" image that was slammed as racist. 

The 21-year-old actress posted on Twitter a photo of a woman dressed up as a "demon," sporting a black bodysuit and black-coloured body paint on her face and arms.

"Found my Halloween costume!!" Reinhart wrote. "Inspired by the colour of my soul."

Her choice of picture did not go down well with some Twitter users accusing her of wanting to "do blackface."

She hastily deleted the tweet and apologized with two new tweets.