American Horror Story favourite Evan Peters has posted an apology after "unknowingly" retweeting a video of police tackling a protester.
Yesterday (June 2) was Blackout Tuesday on social media in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and anti-racism demonstrations are currently taking place in the US and across the globe.
A retweet from Peters' account on Tuesday included a video of someone watching news footage showing police tackling someone at the scene of a protest. The caption on the original uploader's post read: "I can watch these piece of shit looters get tackled all day!!".
The retweet then caused outrage among his followers, and Evan posted a black square to his feed in support of Blackout Tuesday.
He also undid the retweet and wrote the following on Twitter: "I don't condone the guy watching the news at all in the video which I have deleted. I unknowingly retweeted it.
"I'm deeply upset it got on my newsfeed. I sincerely apologize if anyone was offended. I support black lives matter wholeheartedly."
I don’t condone the guy watching the news at all in the video which I have deleted. I unknowingly retweeted it. I’m deeply upset it got on my newsfeed. I sincerely apologize if anyone was offended. I support black lives matter wholeheartedly.— Evan Peters (@Evan_Peters) June 2, 2020
Elsewhere, Riverdale's Cole Sprouse revealed that he'd been arrested in a Black Lives Matter protest this week, saying: "I was detained when standing in solidarity, as were many of the final vanguard within Santa Monica...
"It needs to be stated that as a straight white man, and a public figure, the institutional consequences of my detainment are nothing in comparison to others within the movement.
"This is ABSOLUTELY not a narrative about me, and I hope the media doesn't make it such. This is, and will be, a time about standing ground near others as a situation escalates, providing educated support, demonstrating and doing the right thing."
For more information on how you can support Black Lives Matter, please visit its official website or donate here. Readers can also donate to the UK anti-discrimination group Stand Up To Racism, and the Unite Families & Friends Campaign, which supports those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody.
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