Umbrella Academy's Aidan Gallagher addresses "fake screenshots" and rumours on social media

12 April 2019, 13:13


By PopBuzz

Umbrella Academy star Aidan Gallagher has responded to what he calls "wild" and "crazy" rumours that have made the rounds on social media.

Aidan Gallagher of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy has hit back over "fake rumours" and "fake screenshots" claiming he's anti-women, "hates dogs", and against "mental health."

The 15-year-old actor responded in a lengthy Instagram statement, where he addressed pictures and posts making the rounds on social media. The actor defended himself by slamming the "wild" and "crazy" rumours. The origin of the screenshots in question cannot be verified but Gallagher has called them false.

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"Im hearing a lot of rumours lately about me saying things I never said," the star wrote.

"People are 'quoting me' with things I never said. Saying I'm against women or mental health–both things I have spent years standing up for. People saying I hate dogs and to kick them out of your home. I don't know but every day the rumours get wilder."

"People have made fake screenshots of things and claim they are of me saying incredibly wild things."

Gallagher also defended his platform, saying that he has been an advocate for human rights for years.

"Do not believe fake screenshots being spread around of things I never posted and you did not see me post yourself," he continued.

Further addressing the accusations on Twitter, Aidan remarked that "it happens to every celebrity".

Aidan Gallagher plays Number Five in The Umbrella Academy. His role in the series gave him more mainstream recognition but, prior to appearing in the Netflix drama, Aidan played Nicky Harper in Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.

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Premiere Of Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' - Arrivals. Picture: Getty

As he mentioned in his Instagram statement, Aidan has largely used his social media accounts to advocate for things like climate change awareness and human right issues.

While engaging with his followers on the rumours, Aidan said that people are "addicted to drama" and "get carried away by mob lynchings."