Lili Reinhart didn’t hesitate to publicly call out fans who were snapping pics of the “Riverdale” star while she was trying to enjoy a peaceful, private lunch. In a now-deleted tweet aimed directly at the two teenage girls trying to sneakily take candids of her, Reinhart let loose.
“To the two girls who are repeatedly photographing me as I’m eating my lunch… I see you,” wrote Reinhart. “You aren’t slick… that’s f—ing rude?????”
This recent upswing of celebs fighting back against the heightened pressure of living in the public eye has even trickled down to the teenage cast of “Stranger Things,” and die-hard #Stans are NOT having it.
Yeah but also think about it this way you see someone you absolutely adore in public and your to shy to ask for a pic what do you do take a picture of them because you want to remember that experience
— Kacy Butler (@KacyButler13) November 14, 2017
“Yeah but also think about it this way you see someone you absolutely adore in public and your to shy to ask for a pic what do you do take a picture of them because you want to remember that experience,” tweeted one critic of Reinhart’s statement.
Eager to set the record straight and further explain her position, Reinhart issued a follow-up tweet in response:
No, no, no. This is what's wrong— you think you're entitled to take a photo of me while I'm alone and eating because I'm on a tv show. So I asked for it, right? Wrong. I am a human being. I am not Betty Cooper. You aren't entitled to me. At all. https://t.co/0sF1cjw6yF
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) November 13, 2017
“No, no, no,” wrote Reinhart. “This is what’s wrong— you think you’re entitled to take a photo of me while I’m alone and eating because I’m on a tv show. So I asked for it, right? Wrong. I am a human being. I am not Betty Cooper. You aren’t entitled to me. At all. ”
An extrapolation of the “you can’t please everyone” truth of social media, Reinhart-haters swelled against the outpouring of support flooding the statement.
I understand her situation but don't tell me she didn't expect fans or people to take pictures of her. She's a celebrity now. Tona of celebrities get their picture taken. It's tough but thats real life, thats what happens when you become famous.
— ♡ GABBY ♡ (@diamandisgabby) November 14, 2017
Instead of debating the specifics of what behavior is included under the “fame” umbrella during a celeb’s ascent to A-list status, maybe stan Twitter should just let the woman eat her lunch in peace.