The 22-year-old actor stars on Netflix’s popular series, Outer Banks, and slammed haters who were lashing out at Elaine for being “abusive and manipulative”.
Click inside to read Rudy’s full note to haters…
Taking to Instagram, Rudy clapped back at the online haters who had sought out Elaine on social media to send her hate.
“I want to thank my amazing fans/followers who have shown nothing but love and support and are here for just a fun time,” Rudy started, before revealing that “unfortunately, I’m here to call out the disrespect and harassment someone who I love dearly is getting on a daily basis.”
He shared that “it has gotten to the degree where lies are being spread and accusations are being said that go beyond the normal ‘hate.’ Not only is she not what she is being accused of being, she is the complete opposite and actively is so. Accusing someone you don’t know of being abusive and manipulative is not ok, especially when you don’t know the relationship personally.”
Rudy cleared up the misconception that he wasn’t happy in his relationship, saying, “I’m very happy in the relationship I’m in. I know I might not actively show it on social platforms just how happy we are together, but this is my personal decision to keep most of those moments for myself.”
“To those who are creating such displeasure and opinions about the one I love and my relationship, it’s time to stop,” he wrote. “In this era of social engagement and enlightenment I want to express the importance to spread positivity and needing to know when it is unfair to express your own distaste for something or someone, especially when you can do it behind an anonymous identity.”
“I was always told the best version of yourself is your most humbled self… I make this statement as my most humbled self and would be so grateful if we all would move forward in positivity and respect,” Rudy concluded.
Earlier this year, Rudy and Elaine were seen out to dinner with his Outer Banks co-stars.
If you missed it, you can get the scoop on the new season of Outer Banks here…