Lindsey Shaw is leaving social media behind … for now.
The actress was criticized for making enjoyable of a preferred TikTok dance made well-liked by Black TikTok creators.
The previous Fairly Little Liars and Ned’s Declassified star shared a clip on her personal account earlier than reducing to herself doing the dance and saying the next:
“Hey, are we OK? What the f**okay is that this?”
Lindsey’s Ned’s Declassified co-star, Devon Werkheiser, who’s white, posted the identical clip however put himself within the video to share the dance forward of her feedback.
This was days earlier, and Lindsey had commented, “Get it!!!!”
There have been additionally laughing face emojis on the identical publish from Shaw.
Shaw was known as out within the feedback part, however the star didn’t again down initially earlier than sharing a video together with her crying and speaking in regards to the backlash she has obtained.
“I simply need to say proper now that the hate in my inbox isn’t OK, OK?” she stated within the video on Instagram Tales.
“I didn’t imply something in any sort of means. I’m studying day by day as I feel all people is,” she continued.
“And this type of hate simply must evaporate from the planet regardless of who it is directed towards.”
“Crocodile tears, no dude! That is my soul on the market,” she added.
“If you recognize something about what I stand for or imagine in, it is not this. I’m sorry you had been offended.”
Shaw went on to disclose she was taking a break from social media.
“I feel for my very own psychological well being, I have to take a step again from social media,” she stated.
“I am not right here to offend or belittle anyone in any respect. I assumed that the Millennial/Gen Z factor was a factor on TikTok. The intention wasn’t that severe, y’all.”
Shaw added that she would return to TikTok.
“I will be again, and I hope that I do know extra and all of us have somewhat extra compassion and understanding.”
Werkheiser subsequently opened up in regards to the drama and known as Lindsey’s preliminary video “pointless” whereas saying her feedback on the matter had been “fairly reactionary and defensive.”
“If you recognize Lindsey personally, you recognize she’s a hater on all kinds of issues — Black, white, brown, well-liked, unpopular — and could be a reactionary and defensive individual,” he stated of his co-star.
“However she’s additionally bought an excellent coronary heart and is coping with private points and challenges that none of you recognize something about.”
“Individuals are out right here standing for a precept and standing for individuals of coloration, which I get, however I am additionally going to defend my good friend’s well-being as a result of pals do not get canceled in actual life,” he continued.
“Can she possibly be somewhat ignorant and defensive and reactionary? Yeah, however I additionally love her and can defend her and stand for her success on this life.”
Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.