Ian Somerhalder Rants About 'Vampire Diaries' Actress Ricin Scandal
The Vampire Diaries star went on an Instagram rant after the mag put a shot of him on its cover hugged up with an actress who's been accused of sending a ricin-laced letter to President Barack Obama.
"WTF?!!, Ian wrote in a caption alongside a shot of the cover. "Have I been living under a rock?How am I just finding out this is real???Is this real? Insane!Thanks for using MY Photo NYPost,couldn't you have used a werewolf or something?I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS!Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama are my friends."
In case you missed it, the woman in the photo with Ian--Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson-was arrested Friday after she confessed to mailing ricin-laced envelopes to President Obama and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, saying her army vet husband forced her to send them, according to the Huffington Post.
Shannon-a pregnant mother of five-has had small parts in The Walking Dead and Vampire Diaries, playing a zombie and a student, respectively, according to her IMDB resume.
Which prompted the NY Post's headline.
Meanwhile, Vampire Diaries and Walking Dead execs are distancing themselves from the scandal, saying Shannon was nothing more than a glorified extra on their shows, and that they had never heard of her before news of the scandal broke.
For example, Vampire Diaries show runner Julie Plec tweeted to a Walking Dead exec, "If she played an equivalent part to [a role] she supposedly played on TVD, she was third background from the right. Or something."
And speaking of rants, Ian had another one (of a comical sort) when he found a big batch of bath salts in his hotel room.
"This hotel room is really well appointed- if your CRAZY! Say NO to that crap...Keep yourself and everyone else safe around you safe," Ian wrote alongside a shot of the bath salts.
Ian is currently in London shooting the upcoming film The Anomaly.