She gets it. Riverdale actress Ashleigh Murray sent support to Grace Saif after the 13 Reasons Why star was bullied online. Grace — who plays the new girl Ani in season 3 of the Netflix hit show — deleted her Instagram account and went silent on social media after trolls flooded her posts with hateful comments.

“People have literally called me a monkey, trash, sloppy, classless darkie and told me to jump in an oven because … Josie kissed Archie,” the 31-year-old CW starlet tweeted on Tuesday, September 3, aGrace wiped her social media accounts clean. “So, yeah, don’t blame her.”

Ashleigh Murray Supports Grace Saif on Twitter
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A lot of fans expressed their hatred of Grace’s character online when the show returned in August. “Petition for Ani to f—k off of 13 Reasons Why season 3,” one person wrote. “Who thought it was a good idea to bring a new character in and make her the narrator??? As much as she wants to be, she will never be part of the group,” a second person vented.

However, there were some people who took the time to write some nice words about both actresses. One person said, “It’s really sad but mostly stupid that some people can’t tell the differences between an actor and a character. You guys aren’t in full control of what you say or do … You just follow the script. It’s not that hard for someone to understand it. Sad, just sad,” while another echoed, “Absolutely disgusting. I’m so sorry you had to deal with that, and I hope you didn’t let it affect you too much.” A third person chimed in, writing, “We love you. Some people are f—king rude.”

Timothy Granaderos, who plays Montgomery de la Cruz on the series, defended Grace with a sweet Instagram photo. “Please take a second to read,” the actor, 32, began his message on August 26. “Hey, y’all, just a reminder. Whether or not you support, like, or love a character in our fictional TV Show — please remember that there is a talented and beautiful actor/actress bringing those scripted words to life. One of the underlining themes in our show is to take care of each other. I’ve seen some pretty nasty things being said online, concerning the introduction of a new character.”

He added, “Y’all are passionate, and we love you for that, but PLEASE PLEASE try to be kind and respect the work of the talented actress/actor behind the character. Love y’all. Keep taking care of each other.”

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