But Camila and I are f-ing handsome. "And you can't "fix" us".
Actress Lili Reinhart took to Instagram stories on Thursday to call out a magazine for photoshopping her waist for their social media images. Cosmopolitan cover story, with their (perfect-as-they-are) waists fully in tact and accompanied by an interview with the two women, in which Mendes declared, "If I could go back to before I started Riverdale, I would tell myself to speak up when I felt like something wasn't right". We prefer to see our bodies the way they actually are.
"Today is International Women's Day". It's an every day battle, sometimes.
"To see our bodies so distorted.is a ideal example of the obstacles we have to overcome".
'So we can not stop fighting. "Our battle has only begun". "We are f***ing powerful, handsome and strong... we aren't going to hide behind photoshop to conform to beauty standards".
Reinhart said she and her Veronica Lodge co-star wouldn't "hide behind Photoshop to conform to beauty standards".More news: Nurse Suspended After 5 Newborns Suffer Serious Injuries in Wisconsin NICU
Lili closed the statement by thanking the U.S. edition of Cosmo for not photoshopping their bodies to appear slimmer. "Much love and self respect, Camila and Lili". "I'm not interested in having a slimmer waist, I'm more than satisfied with the one that I already have".
Cosmo Phillippines has since deleted the Instagram posts of Reinhart and Mendes.
It's upsetting to see that Photoshopping to create unrealistic expectations of women's bodies is still such a huge issue, but we're so proud of the 21-year-old celeb (who has a very young following) using her platform to stand up and speak out.
In February 2018, Mendes wrote a heartfelt note to her Instagram followers announcing she was done with dieting. Even though I've been insane busy and on the other side of the continent, and even though I'm quite possibly the worst texter I know, Christina frequently checks in to see how I've been doing, and through that alone I've learned to appreciate the value of peer support when recovering from an eating disorder. "It's adding to the problem", she pointed out. "Your body type is subject to genetics, and while eating nutrient-dense foods and exercising regularly will make you healthier, it will not necessarily make you thinner, and the current system fails to make that distinction".