Camila Mendes Says Charles Melton Called Her to Apologize for Those Awful Fat-Shaming Tweets

"I know that that’s not who he is."

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Riverdale actor Charles Melton, who took over the role of Reggie in Season 2) recently came under fire for a series of fat-shaming tweets (opens in new tab) that were posted in 2012, and he's officially apologized to his co-star Camila Mendes.

To rewind just a hot sec, the tweets in question involved Charles fat-shaming women, and included comments like "Fat chicks need to understand that wearing yoga pants is a privilege, not a right."

Charles already issued a public apology (opens in new tab), but apparently he also called up Camila.

"He was devastated—he felt really sorry about it and he called me personally and, you know, he said, with everything that I stand for, he said 'I'm really sorry,'" she told Access (opens in new tab). "I know Charles, I know he’s not actually a bad person. And I think it’s a matter of sometimes you tweet something a long time ago and they’re buried in there and they come out, and it sucks, and I do not agree with anything he said or support those statements, but I know that that’s not who he is."

Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.