Two of your favorite celebrities just teamed up for an epic Instagram Live and had a deep conversation about body image. Yep, that’s right, Miley Cyrus and Lili Reinhart hopped on the social media platform for a brand new episode of the Hannah Montana alum’s “Bright Minded” series to talk about how they can often get “lost in the illusion” of social media.
“The idea of Instagram is to project your best self. I have always approached social media in the way that I don’t want to show the perfect version of myself because I could never live up to that in real life. That’s just not who I am,” the Riverdale star explained. “It’s such a hard standard to set for yourself. I genuinely think Instagram should be a way to express creativity. But when it comes to your body you’re just hurting yourself and the people that are looking at Instagram thinking that’s a body they can have, when you’re altering it yourself. Skinny women are shrinking their waists more. People look at themselves poorly. If an already skinny person makes their waist smaller, it’s frustrating.”
The “Wrecking Ball” songstress admitted that she had a bit of a breakdown the other day because of things she saw online. Miley found herself crying and comparing herself to photos that had been posted on Instagram. She told Lili, “The illusions that are created by platforms like Instagram, where people are posting unrealistic photos of themselves, create a distorted version of reality, of what we really look like.”
As fans know, Lili has been super open about her flaws on social media and is a major advocate for not using photo editing apps. During a January 2020 interview with HelloGiggles, the blonde beauty urged fans to be transparent about their insecurities online.
“The more we share our insecurities and the perceived flaws that we have, the easier it is to support one another,” she said at the time. “If you know that so many people out there are thinking the same things about themselves, it makes it easier to accept the things that you don’t love about yourself. It builds a sense of community and mutual understanding with the people around you, which is incredibly important for making you not feel like an outsider.”
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