Lucy Hale Apologizes For Recent Fat-Shaming Comment

The Pretty Little Liars star is sorry, everyone—so stop sharpening your pitchforks. 

Lucy Hale ignited the wrath of the internet after she posted a photo of herself with her dad on Instagram in celebration of Father's Day. But it wasn't the picture that garnered all the negative attention as much as it was a comment Hale left on the post. "Ugh I was so fat," the actress wrote (via Page Six).

And unfortunately for Hale, fans didn't hold back on their criticism of the 28-year-old's words.

"Extremely disappointing to see someone that I consider a role model refer to themselves as 'fat' on a public platform where other girls can also see it," one Instagram user commented, as reported by Page Six.

"Fat? That's what you take away from this beautiful photo of you and your dad? You weren't, and even if you were, who cares? How many young girls follow you, and have now seen this? Sigh," another follower wrote (via Seventeen).

Well, don't worry, folks. Hale's since spoken out about the controversial comment, and she meant no harm. "Sometimes I forget that people are watching everything I do and I say things I don't mean," she shared in a series of tweets on June 20, 2017. "I'm extremely sorry if my comment about my weight offended anyone. Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. I know people look up to me and I should be way more aware of what I say sometimes."

She added, "Thanks for all the love and support. Hope y'all can forgive me."

Please. You've already been forgiven, Lucy.

As for some of the other controversies surrounding Pretty Little Liars stars... well, the jury's still out.