Melton later released a statement to ETapologising for what he wrote:
I’m truly sorry for making inconsiderate comments several years ago and apologise to anyone I hurt.
What I posted and said was immature, offensive and inappropriate.
I am ashamed of how I acted and there is no excuse for that. I’m striving to do better and will use this experience to grow, helping others to understand how these types of statements are completely unacceptable.
His co-star, Camila Mendes told Access Hollywood that he had called her to apologise.
Charles called me personally to apologise. He was devastated. He felt really sorry about it and he called me personally and you know he said ‘with everything that I stand for, I’m really sorry.
And I know Charles, I know he’s not actually a bad person and I think it’s a matter of sometimes you tweet things forever ago and they’re buried in there and they come out and it sucks and I do not agree with anything he said or support those statements but I know that that’s not who he is.