Lili Reinhart comments on 'bizarre' impersonator who pretended to be her in ...

Lili Reinhart has long valued her privacy as a highly-followed celeb.

But the Riverdale star recently found herself the subject of some unusual publicity, thanks to a daring impersonator.

She commented Friday on the 'bizarre' imposter who recently pretended to be her in an interview with Seventeen Magazine, sharing a brief statement with her 26.8million followers on her Instagram Story.

Speaking out: Lili Reinhart commented Friday on the 'bizarre' imposter who recently pretended to be her in an interview with Seventeen Magazine, sharing a brief statement with her 26.8million followers on her Instagram Story

Speaking out: Lili Reinhart commented Friday on the 'bizarre' imposter who recently pretended to be her in an interview with Seventeen Magazine, sharing a brief statement with her 26.8million followers on her Instagram Story

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The 24-year-old wrote: 'For some bizarre reason, someone impersonated me in an interview with @Seventeen. Nothing inappropriate was said, but those were not my words and I wanted to address it.'

It came after the faux Lili shared some Riverdale spoilers about her character Betty's romance with KJ Apa's Archie in season five.

The fake also allegedly posed as Reinhart's publicist, arranging at least two bogus interviews in some bizarre stunt.

Seventeen issued a statement on

: 'Today, we briefly published a story with information we were led to believe was from Lili Reinhart. 

Addressing it: The 24-year-old wrote: 'For some bizarre reason, someone impersonated me in an interview with @Seventeen. Nothing inappropriate was said, but those were not my words and I wanted to address it'

Addressing it: The 24-year-old wrote: 'For some bizarre reason, someone impersonated me in an interview with @Seventeen. Nothing inappropriate was said, but those were not my words and I wanted to address it'

Spoiler alert: It came after the faux Lili shared some Riverdale spoilers about her character Betty's romance with KJ Apa's Archie in season five

Spoiler alert: It came after the faux Lili shared some Riverdale spoilers about her character Betty's romance with KJ Apa's Archie in season five

'However, it was brought to our attention that the person who contacted us was, in fact, an impersonator and had no connection to the Riverdale star. We want to sincerely apologize to Lili and her fans for this unfortunate situation. 

'We reacted swiftly by removing the story from our site and regret the erroneous reporting. We take full responsibility and will be internally reviewing our editorial and fact-checking processes to ensure something like this does not happen again.'

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They weren't the only media outlet duped by the imposter, as reporter Lucas Hill-Paul from The Daily Express revealed his recent interview was with the same fake, and they had to go through the 'correct legal procedure' of retracting the story.

He wrote on

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