Following a video of the actor smoking a blunt leaked online, It child actor Jack Grazer is answering to the controversy. He took to his Instagram account to apologize for the event and promised that he had learned his lesson.
“It was a dumb thing that I did due to peer pressure at school,” the 14-year-old said to his 2.1 million followers. “And I’ve now realized that vaping and smoking pot—it’s stupid and it’s not cool and it’s not worth it.”
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Grazer briefly paused then continued, “I’ve learned my lesson, and I’ve learned it the hard way. Please don’t make the same mistakes that I did. If you feel peer pressured or bullied, get help.”
Jack Dylan Grazer responds to backlash over smoking video: "It was a dumb thing that I did due to peer pressure at school. And I’ve now realized that vaping and smoking pot, it’s stupid." pic.twitter.com/VAvtLfngFN
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 21, 2018
Before signing off, Grazer thanked his fans for their “continued love and support.”
The leaked video that Grazer referred to featured him standing in a circle of friends, puffing on a large blunt. You can hear the kids cheering him on, with one friend saying, “If my parents found this, they’d kill me.”
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Grazer had a memorable turn as Eddie Kaspbrak in the summer blockbuster It. He also starred in CBS comedy Me, Myself, and I, which was canceled after just six episodes. It was recently announced he’ll have a major role in DC comic book movie Shazam!