It looks like Lili Reinhart is really not here for people hating on Riverdale! The actress just clapped back at an online hater who had slammed the show for its “unrealistic body expectations,” and in doing so, she got real about her own insecurities.
On Thursday, February 6, a Twitter user asked the blonde beauty in a now-deleted tweet why she and her costars all seemed to have “perfectly chiseled bodies.”
“Don’t you think TV shows like this aimed at teenagers are contributing to unrealistic body expectations [and] body image issues?” the fan quipped.
“Actually, not everyone on this show is perfectly chiseled. And even I feel intimidated by the physique of my surrounding cast mates sometimes when I have to do bra/underwear scenes,” Lili fired back in a series or Tweets. “I’ve felt very insecure due to the expectation that people have for women on TV, what they should look like. But I have come to terms with my body and that I’m not the kind of person you would see walking on a runway during fashion week. I have bigger boobs, I have cellulite on my thighs/butt, and my stomach sticks out rather than curves in.”
The 23-year-old admitted that it’s something she struggles with “on a daily basis.”
“And it doesn’t help when I’m being compared to other women. I have gained weight due to depression the last two months and I’ve felt very insecure about it,” she continued. “But I did a recent bra and underwear scene and felt it was my obligation to be strong and show confidence in myself, looking as I do. And I want other young women to see my body on TV and feel comfort in the fact that I’m not a size zero. And I’m not a perfect hourglass shape. This industry struggles with accurate representation of female and male bodies. So I commend the women who have helped our industry take a step in the right ~and authentic~ direction.”
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