'Riverdale''s Lili Reinhart Has Blasted Fan Accounts After A 'Model Vs Lili' Poll Flooded Her Timeline

18 December 2017, 17:13

Lili Reinhart Betty Cooper Dance Scene

Exactly how we'd expect Betty Cooper to respond!

As if being a celebrity puts you under the microscope enough already, Lili Reinhart has decided enough is enough when it comes to one image that has been circulating online.

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On her personal Tumblr account, Lili posted the photo in question along with a detailed explanation as to how the image is upsetting her so much:

The Riverdale star's statement reads as followed:

"So. I’ve seen this picture all over my Instagram for the past two weeks. With captions like “Lili vs Model” “who wore it better?” “Which one is hotter?” It’s been pretty hard to avoid. And I think it’s time I finally said something about it."

"It’s disappointing. This photo is being posted by fan accounts. The same fan accounts who love to talk about the amazing female friendships on the show, girl power, Veronica’s inspiring feminism, body positivity, etc. And that is the most hypocritical s*** I’ve ever seen. This is a poll. A competition. A comparison of two bodies. It’s a feeding ground for comments of judgement and negativity.— “Betty is fat” “that’s not flattering” “the model looks way better.”

via: GIPHY

She adds, "It is a perfect way to fuel this delusional idea that it’s still okay to put women on a pedestal and compare them. I’ve asked myself so many times… how do we actually learn to love our bodies? How do we as a society, openly and privately, accept that all bodies are truly beautiful and there shouldn’t be a specific body type that is considered “the best” or the most beautiful?"

Lil openly explains how she does "not have that model’s body, a thigh gap.. a 24 inch waist.. toned arms or abs" adding,  "I am not her. And how dare anyone assume that I should look like her."

 

 

Canon Rebels.

A post shared by Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) onDec 12, 2017 at 7:32pm PST

 

"It’s upsetting to see all these young women who proclaim to be feminists participate in something that represents the exact opposite. To them I say: You are the problem, don’t you get it? You are promoting the idea that this model is what all women should look like and that it’s not okay to look like anything else"

She concludes, "This is why we have eating disorders. This is why young teens are suicidal about their body image. This is why people have body dysmorphic disorder. This is why there aren’t nearly enough plus size models in the industry. I hope that this makes you reconsider the next time you feel the need to comment on another woman’s weight or figure."

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Well said Lili! Fans have of course rallied to support Lili's view on the whole saga with a flurry of tweets.

 

 

 

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