13 Reasons Why star Grace Saif forced to QUIT Instagram over abuse

She's received shocking online abuse

13 Reasons Why

by Alex Ross |
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Fans of popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why were left over the moon last month when the series returned to our screens for season three with the big question of 'Who killed Bryce Walker?'.

As well as returning characters such as Clay Jensen, Tony Padilla, Jessica Davis and Justin Foley, season three saw the arrival of new girl Ani Achola (played by actress Grace Saif), taking over as the narrator from Hannah Baker.

However, her arrival hasn't gone down too well with fans, with many saying her character doesn't fit in with the story line in season one and two.

Following this, Grace received a tonne of shocking online abuse from trolls, with the actress now quitting her Instagram account as a result. Although Grace's account is still active, at the time of publication she's deleted all of her posts and removed her profile image.

Grace Saif
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Meanwhile, Grace's 13 Reasons Why co-star, Timothy Granaderos, took to his own Instagram account to defend the actress. Timothy, who plays the role of Montgomery de la Cruz, wrote,' 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.

'Y’all are passionate & we love you for that, but PLEASE PLEASE try to be kind and respect the work of the talented actress/actor behind the character.' [sic]

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