Riverdale's Lili Reinhart (Betty) SLAMS The Media And The Public "#HarryAndMeghan"
"Everyone feels they have the right to scrutinize and judge. It’s disgusting." Lili tweets.
21 October 2019 by Fonticha Tran
On October 20, the hashtag #HarryandMeghan started trending after the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, opened up about how the negative press was affecting her. And Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper) was quick to speak up for Meghan.
For months, there were negative press surrounding the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, during her pregnancy and in her early months of motherhood.
On October 18, ITV News tweeted out a clip of an interview with Meghan Markle and ITV’s News at Ten anchor, Tom Bradby.
Tom asked Meghan about the pressures that came with media scrutiny and how it affected her "mental health".
The Duchess of Sussex had responded emotionally, stating how women, and particularly pregnant women, are very vulnerable. And when the media is involved when you're "trying to be a new mum or trying to be a newlywed", it becomes increasingly difficult.
When the full documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey aired on ITV on October 20, #HarryandMeghan trended in support for Meghan.
When Lili saw the clip, she tweeted out her thoughts:
I “This breaks my heart. We live in such an entitled world these days. Everyone feels they have the right to scrutinize and judge. It’s disgusting. And if you’re one of those people who goes online to talk about women, whom you know nothing about, you need to check yourself.”
This isn't the first time Lili has spoken out in defence of women. She's known to be vocal on her social media platforms for issues she believes in. For example, she previously slammed President Donald Trump for his behaviour towards women.
However, Lili could also be referring to the Riverdale's controversy.
The controversy started on October 19 when Netflix posted a photo of the three girls, Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper), Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge), and Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) on Instagram, applauding them for using their platforms to stand up for issues they believe in. (Read more here).
This controversy came shortly before Lili's tweet, hence this could be what Lili is referring to when she accused people of going "online to talk about women, whom [they] know nothing about".
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
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