While Cole Sprouse are grateful for fans, he can't let it slide when his fans hurt someone he cares. On Thursday, September 2, the "Riverdale" actor took to his Instagram account to lash out at fans who reported his girlfriend Ari Fournier's pics as inappropriate.
The actor shared on Instagram Story a screenshot of Instagram notice regarding a sweet birthday post for his 23-year-old girlfriend. It could be seen in the picture that the post was actually reported for "violence and incitement."
"These kids are insane," so the actor wrote over the snap.
This was actually not the first time for the couple to get bothered by Cole's young fans. Back in July, the Jughead depicter posted a series of photos starring Ari while writing in the caption, "Time to piss off the 14yos again."
Cole is also known for having a separate Instagram account to mock stalkers or fans who secretly take photos of me. In the account's bio, the former child actor explained that the account is "dedicated to the people out there who secretly take photos of me, and how I take photos of them first. May the fastest camera win."
Prior to dating Ari, Cole was in a romantic relationship with his "Riverdale" co-star and onscreen love interest Lili Reinhart. He was, however, attacked by fans in April 2020 over rumors that he cheated on Lili with Kaia Gerber.
"I tolerate a lot of rumors and slander from people online claiming to be my fans. Fans who feel entitled to my privacy precisely because I never indulge them," he wrote on Instagram at the time. "Attacking my friends, baseless accusations, leaking my address and sending death threats are all qualities of insanity and fanaticism."
He added, "When I first stepped into a public relationship, this was one of the foreseeable consequences and while I never intended to indulge any part of my private life to the ravenous hoard, it's clear my restraint in updating them has allowed them to push their own agenda onto my habits and lifestyle."
The two split four months later with Cole announcing, "Lili and I initially separated in January of this year, deciding to more permanently split in March. What an incredible experience I had, I'll always feel lucky and cherish that I had the chance to fall in love. I wish her nothing but the utmost love and happiness moving forward. All I'll say about it, anything else you hear doesn't matter."