Demonstrations across the United States have been taking place after 46-year-old George Floyd was killed after being kneeled on by a police officer for over eight minutes.
Cole Sprouse clarified: “It needs to be stated that as a straight white man, and a public figure, the institutional consequences of my detainment are nothing in comparison to others within the movement.”
Finally, Vanessa Morgan tweeted her support for the ongoing movement: “[…] finally feel like I can speak up for myself and my fellow brothers and sisters & be heard. Usually everyone is fake listening. I really hope a change is coming.”
Series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has promoted charities for the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter, but has not addressed Vanessa Morgan’s comments.
The CW has also been contacted for comment.
Riverdale is available on Netflix.