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Lad Bible apologises to Wentworth Miller over weight gain meme


By Rebecca Stewart, Trends Editor

March 30, 2016 | 4 min read

The Lad Bible has issued an apology to Prison Break star Wentworth Miller after it posted a meme mocking the actor's weight gain.

Lad bible says sorry to Wentworth Miller

The backtrack comes after Miller took to social to blast Lad Bible for sharing the image, saying that the meme "stood out from the rest," because it reminded him of his previous struggles with mental health after Prison Break finished in 2009.

"Ashamed and in pain, I considered myself damaged goods. And the voices in my head urged me down the path to self-destruction. Not for the first time," he said, adding: "I've struggled with depression since childhood. It's a battle that's cost me time, opportunities, relationships, and a thousand sleepless nights."

Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time. This one, however, stands out from the...

Posted by Wentworth Miller on Monday, 28 March 2016

Posting a statement on it's Facebook page, the title departed from its typical tongue-in-cheek humour to respond to Miller, with: "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."

Wentworth Miller,We posted two pictures of you last night to our Facebook page, but today we want to say we’ve got...

Posted by The LAD Bible on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Lad Bible added: "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."


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