Magazines, you better put down that airbrush right now or you are in for a world of hurt courtesy of Lili Reinhart. The “Riverdale” actress slammed Cosmopolitan Philippines on Thursday for altering her and co-star Camila Mendes bodies following their February cover shoots.
In a series of images published to her Instagram Stories on Thursday, Reinhart called out the magazine for its photoshopping.
“Today is International Women’s Day,” Reinhart wrote. “Over the last year, we’ve seen an unprecedented movement for women’s rights, and one thing is clear: our time is now. We are phenomenal, and we will make the world a better place for women. But we still have a long way to go. Our fight is not over.”
“For example: This is me from Cosmo’s February shoot. This is how my waist was photoshopped for Cosmo Philippines. This is Cami for Cosmo’s February shoot. This is how her waist was photoshopped,” Reinhart wrote, sharing the images (seen below) of her and Mendes both before and after alterations were made to shrink their waists.
“Camila and I have worked incredibly hard to feel confident and comfortable in the bodies that we have,” she continued. “It’s an every day battle, sometimes. And to see our bodies become so distorted in an editing process is a perfect example of the obstacles we have to overcome. So we cannot stop fighting. Our battle has only just begun. We are f—ing powerful, beautiful, and strong… we aren’t going to hide behind photoshop to confirm to beauty standards.”
“That’s why I’m calling out @cosmopolitan_philippines,” Reinhart added. “It’s sad that you felt our bodies needed to be slimmed down. But Camila and I are f—ing beautiful. As is. And you can’t ‘fix’ us. So, like every other day, women… go kick some a–. You are being heard. You are strong and sensational. And I would like to thank the OG @cosmopolitan for keeping our waists as they are in their magazines. Also would like to encourage celebrities and public figures to stop photoshopping their waists/noses/arms/legs in their photos. It’s only encouraging an unrealistic body image. It’s adding to the problem.”
See the images of Reinhart and Mendes below.