‘Get Out’ star LaKeith Stanfield causes concern after cryptic posts
Friends and fans go to social media to ask for someone to check-in on the actor during a presumed moment of crisis
LaKeith Stanfield, star of the Academy Award-winning film Get Out and the hit FX series Atlanta, scared some fans yesterday after a series of cryptic Instagram posts.
Stanfield posted a video of himself pouring liquor into an empty pill bottle. Underneath the post, he wrote, “I like to be by myself because I can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care.”
In a separate post, he wrote, “Reality is boring and moves too slow and no one is trustworthy.” He also wrote that he’d like to be “inside” because “outside is crazy.”
The posts, which were posted with the comments disabled, were later deleted. In fact, all of his posts were deleted.
However, supporters were able to capture the images and ask for someone to help the actor on Twitter.
Stanfield’s posts, just a day before the actor’s 29th birthday, were alarming enough that fans and some celebrities began calling for people to reach out to him.
Comedian Patton Oswalt expressed his concern and later shared that through a mutual friend that “just got confirmation that LaKeith is okay. Sorry if I overreacted.” He encouraged people to reach out to someone they hadn’t spoken to in a while and check in on them.
Stanfield went on to later post, “I’m ok everyone! I appreciate everyone checking in on me but I’m good. I’m not harming myself. Much love.” The post ended with a red rose emoji. It is the only post on his Instagram page.
His publicists, Platform PR, also posted that he is “well.” While saying that the “love you all have is appreciated.”
The actor will soon be reuniting with his Get Out co-star, Daniel Kaluuya for the civil rights movie, Judas and The Black Messiah, based on the life and death of Black Panther Party leader, Fred Hampton.
The film is produced by Ryan Coogler and the trailer is getting good early reviews.
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