Jack Dylan Grazer has issued an apology via Instagram after a video clip showing him smoking marijuana surfaced online.
The 14-year-old, who is best known for starring in the CBS series “Me, Myself and I” as well as Stephen King’s recent film “It”, shared a short video with his 2.1 million followers urging them not to make the same mistakes he did.
He said in the clip: “Hey everybody. I just would like to clear up some past mistakes I made. It was a dumb thing that I did due to peer pressure at school. And I’ve now realized that vaping and smoking pot is stupid, and it’s not cool and it’s not worth it.”
Grazer went on, “I have learned my lesson and I learned it the hard way. Please don’t make the same mistakes I did. If you feel peer pressured or bullied, get help. I just want to thank you for the continued love and support.”
The teenager posted the apology alongside the caption: “Growing up. Making mistakes. Learning lessons. It’s part of life. The past is the past. It doesn’t define me. Living true to myself and being real is what it’s about. Thank you for your love and support. It means so much!!! I’m so sorry.”
Grazer’s fans immediately rallied round the star to show their support, with one person posting: “You’re absolutely right – this doesn’t define you at all. The way you handled this and how you encouraged anyone struggling with bullying to get help is what says loads about your character, not that video.”
While another insisted, “Nobody is perfect.”