The Lad Bible forced to apologise to Wentworth Miller for making fun of his weight
Yesterday, Wentworth Miller stood up for himself against the spread of a meme that made fun of his weight-gain since the end of Prison Break.
His statement, which he posted to Facebook, included a direct screenshot from The Lad Bible Facebook page, who had shared the meme and received over 100,000 Likes on the post.
Miller revealed that his weight-gain was part and parcel of his struggles with depression and self-loathing. Speaking on the abuse he received for his fluctuations in weight, he said "In 2010, fighting for my mental health, it was the last thing I needed."
The Lad Bible have apologised to Miller this morning, posting a full statement on their Facebook page which can be read below:
We posted two pictures of you last night to our Facebook page, but today we want to say we’ve got this very, very wrong. Mental health is no joke or laughing matter.
We certainly didn’t want to cause you pain by reminding you of such a low point in your life. Causing distress and upset to innocent or vulnerable people is simply not acceptable.
TheLADbible continues to cover how prevalent mental health issues are among our audience, as well as the damaging stigma that surrounds such matters.
We applaud your raw honesty and promise to now cover such matters in the responsible manner that our audience expects.
Responding head-on to our post is something we applaud as it will help others through similar challenges in their lives.
Once again, we got this very wrong, and we wanted to say sorry.