Evan Peters Says He's "Deeply Upset" at Himself for Sharing an Anti-Protest Message

After receiving backlash for his retweet, Evan Peters issued an apology and made it clear to his followers that he doesn't "condone" violence.

By Alyssa Morin Jun 02, 2020 11:20 PMTags
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Evan Peters is apologizing for hitting the retweet button a little too fast.

On Tuesday, the American Horror Story actor told his followers he was sorry for retweeting a post by a Twitter user who shared a recording of a news broadcast.

In the live broadcast, police officers could be seen chasing after "looters," which is how the Twitter user described them. And at one point, the cops were shown pinning down a person they were running after. "I can watch these piece of s--t looters get tackled all day," the Twitter user, who uploaded the post, captioned his video.

After receiving backlash for his retweet, Peters not only apologized but made it clear to his followers that he doesn't "condone" violence. He also expressed his regret for sharing that video in the first place.

"I don't condone the guy watching the news at all in the video which I have deleted. I unknowingly retweeted it," the Dark Phoenix actor wrote. "I'm deeply upset it got on my newsfeed."

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"I sincerely apologize if anyone was offended. I support Black Lives Matter wholeheartedly," he closed his statement.

As Peters mentioned before, he deleted his retweet and soon after posted a photo of a black square on social media to show that he was participating in the Blackout Tuesday initiative.

Despite the 33-year-old actor's apology, many expressed their disappointment and frustration over his previous retweet.

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"As a Black former fan, I'm really disappointed and let down. Please next time think before you retweet something," one user commented.

Another replied, "Evan, If you support #BlackLivesMatter wholeheartedly please share resources and information to your followers, the black box does nothing to help us. If you need links to share we have plenty."

"Do something then to make up for it. Post bail for people," someone else added. "Donate. Not just a half ass apology when people are mad at you."

Some commenters also poked fun at Peters and his romance with Halsey—but the two have appeared to split since dating in October 2019.

"@EvanPeters this why halsey broke up with you," one message read.

Many also pointed out how the songstress has been helping protesters by providing medical aid to those who have been injured. She was joined by her ex-boyfriend Yungblud this past weekend.

"@Evan_Peters this is why halsey is out protesting with yungblud and not at home with your ass," another user wrote.

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