Lana Parrilla comes forward to respond to the backlash she has received over her connection with Ryan Adams.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Why did Lana Parrilla go viral on Instagram?
On August 3rd, some users discovered the exchange between Lana Parrilla and Ryan Adams in the comments section of one of their Instagram photos.
In the exchange, the two shared a heart emoji, which sparked rumors that they could meet secretly. However, fans of Parrilla believe that the actress has a friendly relationship with him.
If you didn’t know, Adams was previously charged with sexual misconduct by his ex-wife Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers and five other women in early 2019.
However, the composer denied the allegations. He also wrote a series of tweets and apologized to anyone he had ‘harmed’.
“I’m not a perfect person and I made a lot of mistakes,” he tweeted. I deeply apologize unintentionally and casually to everyone I have offended.’
Jacksonville attorney Andrew B. Bretler also denied the “very serious and bizarre accusations”.
Nevertheless, Adams issued an official apology in a letter from The Daily Mail in 2020.
In a lengthy letter, he wrote, ‘I have no way of convincing people that this time is really different, but this is an albatross that I deserve to bear with me as a result of my actions.’
What’s more, users accused Parrilla of hanging out with Adams and brought his past claims back into the picture. However, she was repeatedly ridiculed for her relationship with Adams.
Some fans have come to Lana Parrilla’s defense
Some fans have tried to ruin Lana Parrilla’s career and reputation for being friendly with Ryan Adams, while others have shared messages of support with her.
Parrilla also responded to some of them. She admitted in one of her tweets that her troll didn’t bother her in the slightest because she had been through much worse.
I’ve been through worse… All good. Thank you 🙏🏽 https://t.co/gxKBd53NOe
— Lana Parrilla (@LanaParrilla) August 4, 2022
However, the actress has made a statement about the unnecessary backlash she is receiving on social media platforms.
Parrilla said she has the freedom to choose who she wants and who she doesn’t want in life.
She went further: ‘They are rude, hurtful and insulting to my intelligence. Stop. thank you.’
Parrilla said she prefers to give people ‘the benefit of doubt’. She also claimed that she firmly believed in a ‘compassion culture’.