Jul 01, 2020
‘Riverdale’ Star Apologizes For Topless Photo To ‘Demand Justice’ For Breonna Taylor Death
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On Tuesday, “Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart apologized for a topless picture she posted on Instagram that was accompanied by the caption, “Now that my sideboob has gotten your attention, Breonna Taylor’s murderers have not been arrested. Demand justice.”
As The Daily Mail reported, “Reinhart could be seen posing topless on the beach while folding up her legs and crossing her arms to protect her modesty.”
On Tuesday, after deleting the photo, Reinhart tweeted, ‘I’ve always tried to use my platform for good. And speak up about things that are important to me. I also can admit when I make a mistake and I made a mistake with my caption. It was never my intent to insult anyone and I’m truly sorry to those that were offended.”
She added, “I’ve tried very hard to be honest on my IGTV lives that I’m still learning and trying to be better. But I understand that my caption came off as tone deaf. I truly had good intentions and did not think it through that it could come off as insensitive.”
I’ve tried very hard to be honest on my IGTV lives that I’m still learning and trying to be better.
But I understand that my caption came off as tone deaf. I truly had good intentions and did not think it through that it could come off as insensitive.
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) June 29, 2020
On June 1, Reinhart tweeted, “I want to say that I am ashamed of the racism that exists in this country. We are taught to look at our police officers as helpful and friendly when we learn about ‘leaders’ in elementary school. Our ‘leaders’ have failed us today.”
She continued, “I can’t begin to imagine the horror of worrying that you won’t be protected by your ‘leaders’ because of the color of your skin. I know that white privilege exists and I could never fully understand what it’s like to be oppressed because of my race. I don’t have all the right words, but I stand by you. #BlackLivesMatter.”
I want to say that I am ashamed of the racism that exists in this country. We are taught to look at our police officers as helpful and friendly when we learn about “leaders” in elementary school.
Our “leaders” have failed us today.
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) June 1, 2020
I don’t have all the right words, but I stand by you. #BlackLivesMatter
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) June 1, 2020
Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was fatally shot in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment by officers serving a no-knock warrant in a drug investigation in March, Fox News noted. Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder issued a letter informing Officer Brett Hankison that he had been fired, writing:
I find your conduct a shock to the conscience. I am alarmed and stunned you used deadly force in this fashion. You have never been trained by the Louisville Metro Police Department to use deadly force in this fashion. Your actions have brought discredit upon yourself and the Department. Your conduct has severely damaged the image of our Department we have established with our community. The result of your actions seriously impedes the Department’s goal of providing the citizens of our city with the most professional law enforcement agency possible.
He added, “I cannot tolerate this type of conduct by any member of the Louisville Metro Police Depai1ment. Your conduct demands your termination. I have the utmost confidence in my decision to terminate your employment for the best interest for the Louisville Metro Police Department and our community.”
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‘COVID Corey’ apologizes for partying on Fire Island days after coronavirus symptoms
After getting dragged by Independence Day voyeurs on social media, a man dubbed “COVID Corey” is apologizing for putting potentially hundreds of Fire Island revelers at risk of contracting the coronavirus.
New Yorker Corey Hannon, 27, was one of the seemingly hundreds who spent this weekend partying on the Long Island shoreline — many of whom appeared to have left their masks at home.
However, the beachgoer found himself in hot water after publicly revealing that he was still in recovery from a presumed case of COVID-19 — the same day he set out for Fire Island. Hannon has not responded to The Post’s requests for comment.
“F - - k you Miss Rona. I thought I was cured,” he wrote in a July 4 Facebook update, which has since been deleted.
Over the course of the weekend, he shared a video message via Instagram that appeared to be directed at one “nasty troll” in particular, after the sick and maskless Hannon had already been spotted among other partiers.
“Everyone knows I had COVID,” he says. “I sat in my f - - king bedroom and quarantined myself for 8 f - - king days . . . and now I’m out celebrating. So go f - - k yourself. I hope all of you get f - - king COVID.”
In an attempt to clear his name on Sunday, Hannon offered an eight-minute video apology alongside a timeline of events on Facebook, where he revealed that he hadn’t yet received his COVID test results prior to his Fire Island jaunt — meaning he could have been well in the throes of the virus on July 4.
“Because I failed to mention dates of my COVID timeline here they are: June 22- begin feeling ill. June 30- tested for the first time. July 3- left my apartment for the first time. July 4- went to fire island (12 days after my first symptom),” he writes, alongside his extended apology.
Guidelines set by the World Health Organization state that symptomatic coronavirus patients should isolate themselves for “10 days after symptom onset, plus at least 3 additional days without symptoms (including without fever and without respiratory symptoms)”.
By Hannon’s own account, he claims his symptoms had subsided by June 30 — just eight days after his first symptom.
“STILL WAITING ON TEST RESULTS AND HAVE NOT TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID TO THIS DAY,” he adds. “Have a good night.”
Hannon hoped to explain himself in the accompanying video in which he begins, “I’m sure you all have been waiting for this.”
He continues, “I am sorry for the misinterpretation that I portrayed on my social media. I’m sorry for the video that got posted to my story that wished everyone . . . would get COVID. That was a video that was never supposed to be on my story. It was a video that was sent to a mutual friend.”
Hannon concludes in his statement, “I’m not a murderer. I’m not a bad person. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life and I think I’ve paid the price for them . . . This cancel culture we’ve created has got to end. The messages I’m getting, the death threats . . . being followed, being booed off a train last night. It’s not OK. We can’t tell people to go kill themselves.”
As 39 states across the US are reporting an upward trend in new cases of COVID-19, the former flight attendant and fitness trainer was far from the only Fire Island traveler who failed to social distance.
“F - - k your mask. F - - k your social distancing. F - - k your vaccine,” writes one such reveler, who was assailed in the comments by his stance.
One response compares the coronavirus to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and claims that “young gay men” have been privileged to not remember the last time this community was in a health crisis.
“When the AIDS epidemic began, people initially didn’t understand how the virus was transmitted,” the commenter wrote. “We just saw that a lot of young gay men were getting infected and dying in terrifying ways. We, millions of people all over the world, now understand that coronavirus is extraordinarily contagious, and this image makes me think that the people pictured are young enough to not remember how vulnerable, precarious, and precious their queer lives have historically been, particularly in relation to life-threatening viral transmission. There’s no PREP for Covid — at least not yet.”