Pretty Little Liars Star Ashley Benson Apologizes For Her Controversial Cecil The Lion Costume — Says It Was All A Misunderstanding!

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Oh no!

On Wednesday, Ashley Benson took to Instagram to apologize to her legion of fans after she posted a controversial pic of herself wearing a seXXXy, Cecil the Lion costume. Yikes!

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She posted:

Aww! She seems sincere. Still, way to through your management team under the bus.


In case you forgot, the Pretty Little Liars star face backlash when some thought the costume made light of the beloved animal that was cruelly and illegally murdered.

She initially captioned the offensive snap (above):

“Help! Can’t decide on my Halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this Cecil the Lion costume?”

After being criticized for her lack of sensitivity regarding the international hot topic, the blonde beauty edited the photo to just a mention of a “lion costume.” Merp!

Though, it seems many of Miz Benson’s fans have already forgiven her.

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One fan wrote on IG:

“It’s OK ash don’t feel that bad over it we all do give you and it’s not a big deal in my book I didn’t even notice├ó┬¥┬ñ├ó┬¥┬ñ”

Welp, there it is.

It seems Ashley handled this PR hiccup like a total pro — but we have a feeling she’s going to triple check all of her social media posts in the future. HA!

[Image via Ashley Benson/Instagram.]

Oct 8, 2015 7:09am PDT

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