Riverdale star Lili Reinhart has sent a strong message to her fans after coming across a photoshopping app when trying to find a tool to resize her images to fit Instagram. While on the app store, the actress was shown an ad for an app people can use to almost instantly slim down their arms, stomach and thighs in photos and quickly recorded it to share how unhealthy it is with her followers.
“This is not okay. This is why people develop eating disorders,” Lili said on her Instagram Story alongside a video of the ad. “This is why social media has become hazardous to our health. This is why people have unrealistic expectations of their bodies.” She continued, “Do not use these kinds of apps.”
“If you photoshop your body, you are adding to this problem,” she said. “This is how unrealistic standards of human bodies have been created — to the point where people alter their bodies surgically to achieve unattainable results.”
“We are better than this.”
She continued: “Looking ‘skinnier’ in a photo on Instagram is not worth the detrimental psychological effects that these photoshopping apps have given our generation. Our bodies should not conform to ‘one size fits all.’"
“My heart goes out to those people who feel like their bodies aren’t good enough. But please don’t encourage this behaviour.”
This isn't the first time Lili has addressed photoshop In March 2018, she and her Riverdale co-star, Camila Mendes, called out Cosmopolitan Philippines for editing their waists smaller in images, saying, “Camila and I have worked incredibly hard to feel confident and comfortable in the bodies that we have. So we cannot stop fighting. Our battle has only just begun. We are f—— powerful, beautiful and strong… we aren’t going to hide behind photoshop to conform to beauty standards.”