Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Lakeith Stanfield Says He’s ‘Not Harming Myself’ After Fans Concerned Over Cryptic Posts


*Fans of Lakeith Stanfield expressed concern for the actor following an alarming message he posted on social media. 

According to Newsweek, in one now-deleted clip, the 28-year-old “Get Out” actor said, “I like to be by myself because i can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care.”

Another post was captioned, “Reality is boring and moves too slow and no one is trustworthy.”

Naturally, fans worried about him after he posted the cryptic video, including comedian Patton Oswalt

“I have no way to contact Lakeith Stanfield directly. I’ve reached out to some friends we have in common. But can someone on here who knows him PLEASE reach out to him?” wrote Oswalt in the since deleted tweet, PEOPLE reports. “Like RIGHT NOW? He’s posting stuff on IG that has me worried for his well-being. Thank you.”

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I’m ok everyone I apologize for making you worry.

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The Los Angeles–based Platform PR responded to Patton (and fans), noting in a tweet that Stanfield “is well.” 

The statement read: “Everyone! LaKeith is well. Thank you for the concern. We have spoken to him. The love you all have is appreciated.”

“Just got confirmation Lakeith is okay. Sorry if I overreacted,” wrote Oswalt. “Okay getting off Twitter for awhile. Text or DM someone you haven’t texted or DM’ed in awhile and tell them a cool memory you have about them. Good night.”

Stanfield also assured his followers that there is no reason to be alarmed. 

In a brief statement on Instagram, he said “I’m ok everyone! I appreciate everyone checking in on me but I’m good. Im not harming myself. Much love.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.



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