Lili Reinhart Announces Break From Twitter, Calling It A “Toxic” Environment

Lili Reinhart is done with letting the “cesspool” of Twitter trolls get the best of her. The Riverdale actress posted a series of Instagram Stories late Sunday expressing her frustration with the negative and “toxic” environment on Twitter. She also announced that she’s taking a long break from the social media platform.

“Do people on Twitter ever get tired of being so negative and disrespectful to literally everyone and everything?” she wrote in her post. “Are they really that miserable?” “

“There’s hate everywhere. But Especially on Twitter,” Reinhart continued. “It’s like a cesspool for evil 15-year-olds who don’t know what the hell they’re talking about and have nothing better to do.Taking a break from that toxic site and the people on it who feel the need to attack me, my cast mates, my relationship and Riverdale.”

While she doesn’t specify what lead her to take a break, everything she’s said is so true. No one has the right to be cruel and or to harass someone on social media or really in general—even if they’re celebrity. “Hate to break it to you online trolls,” Reinhart ended the story. “Spreading your hate and overall negativity online won’t make you any less miserable.” 

But Reinhart’s break isn’t really surprising. According to Cosmopolitan, she came to the defense of her costar Shannon Purser after people attacked her on social media for kissing Cole Sprouse’s character on the show back in October. She quickly pointed out how unfair it was to be mean towards someone for something another person wrote in a script. Yeah, I would be done too after that incident.

Honestly, I will miss Lili’s fiery clapbacksand relatable AF tweets on Twitter, but I’m glad she’s speaking out against the constant and unnecessary trolling celebrities receive on the daily.