Wait. How is this racist? Actress gets bullied into apologizing for her Halloween costume idea

A young actress has apologized after being accused of racism for her choice of Halloween costume.

Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper on the Archie Comics based WB show “Riverdale,” said she “never meant any harm” when she tweeted the innocent photo on Sunday.

″Found my Halloween costume!! Inspired by the color of my soul,” she tweeted with a picture of an all black costume with black face paint.

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But after a public backlash Reinhart went into apology mode.

“I did not mean for my tweet to come off that way. 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,” she tweeted.

“I apologize. Never meant any harm. I can see how it could’ve been misinterpreted,” she said.

Anyone who took the time to check Reinhart’s Instagram could see that the star has a history of having fun with special effects makeup.

Bowie inspired Halloween makeup. ✨

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“We’re bad guys… it’s what we do” ? #harleyquinn

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Sweet dreams ??

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Pop-Art zombie #halloweenmakeup

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Marilyn Monroe black and white portrait. #specialeffectsmakeup #facepaint #nofilter

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Skeleton makeup on my sis @chloe_elisabeth93 #specialeffectsmakeup

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Torn mouth #specialeffectsmakeup

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Many of her fans on social media defended the actress.

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