Lili Reinhart Calls Out Body-Shaming Comments After Her Latest Photoshoot

3 July 2018, 14:24

Lili Reinhart Body Shaming Comments
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Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Riverdale's Lili Reinhart has had to defend her comments about her own body insecurities on Twitter again after her latest interview and photoshoot with Harper's Bazaar.

In the interview, Lili - who has always been an outspoken body-positive queen - opened up about her own personal insecurities, including those she has about her body. In a video that accompanied the interview, Lili touched on what Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly meant to her and how they helped her learn to accept her own body image.

Lili spoke candidly in the interview and voiced the thoughts of thousands of girls across the globe but she has unfortunately found herself having to speak out about body-shaming (again) after a Twitter user called out the magazine, saying: "y'all need to stop letting girls built like Gigi Hadid a platform to talk about how their bodies "aren't accepted" like they're not the industry standard. it's tiring."

PSA: You 👏 are 👏 allowed 👏 to 👏 be 👏 insecure 👏 about 👏 your 👏 body, whatever size you might be.

Of course, the BIG issue here is that there is simply not enough diverse voices being given the platform and the opportunity to speak about these issues. And yes, Lili doesn't visually represent everyone but that doesn't mean her comments and feelings are invalid or irrelevant. Nor is any of that her fault.

People telling you that your insecurities are irrelevant because, you look like the "norm" is a problem, as Lili points out. That is why people don't voice their insecurities, that is why people internalise their struggles and that is what causes harm and danger. No matter what size, shape, race, orientation or gender you are, your insecurities are just as valid as everyone else's.

Fighting the stigma against body dysmorphia is a struggle enough without everyone arguing over who is right and who is wrong about it.