'Riverdale' Actor, Charles Melton Apologises After Fat-Shaming Tweets Leak

20 June 2018, 07:25 | Updated: 20 June 2018, 07:27

Charles Melton Fat-Shaming Tweet

Old posts from the actor's Twitter account have surfaced, which show 'Riverdale' star, Charles Melton, fat-shaming to his 99k followers.

You may know Charles Melton for his role of Reggie Mantle in 'Riverdale', after he replaced Ross Butler. However, he's come into the limelight for all the wrong reasons, recently.

Fans have recently dug up old posts by the actor, which show the 27-year-old fat-shaming.

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A post shared by Charles Melton (@melton) onJun 4, 2018 at 7:55pm PDT

Charles has since had to issue an apology, after Tweets - which date back as far as May 2011 - show him joking about people's weight. He wrote messages such as "Don't tease fat kids, they already have enough on their plates..."

Speaking to US Weekly, Charles said "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 behaviour," continued Charles. "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."

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