AceShowbiz - %cJack Dylan Grazer%, who is known for his role as Eddie Kaspbrak in "It", faces backlash after a video of him smoking weed leaked online this weekend. He was also caught vaping earlier this month. Responding to the harsh criticism, the 14-year-old actor broke his silence and took to social media to apologize for his mistake.
The video in question showed Grazer puffing on a marijuana cigarette while his friends cheered him on. They could be heard saying, "Good job, good job." One of his friends could also be heard saying, "If my parents found this, they would kill me."
Jack Dylan Grazer, the 14 year-old star from the 2017 'It' movie, is currently under fire due to a leaked video of him smoking weed. pic.twitter.com/pRRAlO1bYw— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) 21 Januari 2018
Grazer's parents and management team reportedly urged him to film an apology clip following the backlash. The actor captioned the clip, which has been deleted since it was posted on January 21, "Growing up. Making mistake. 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."
In his apology clip, Grazer could be seen sporting a brown-and-white plaid shirt. He told his 2.1 million followers, "Hi everybody, I just would like to clear some past mistakes that I've made. It was a dumb thing that I did due to peer pressure at school." The "Me, Myself & I" star went on admitting that what he did in the past was "stupid and it's not cool and it's not worth it. I've learned my lesson and I've learned it in the hard way."
Grazer also urged his young fans not to succumb to peer pressure like he did. "Please don't make the same mistake as I did," he added, looking remorseful. "If you feel peer pressured or bullied, get help. I just want to thank you for the continued love and support and I love you guys and I'm sorry."
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) 21 Januari 2018