- This March, we are celebrating the International Women’s Month.
- In lieu of the celebration, Hollywood celebrities Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes called out Cosmo PH for “distorting” their bodies.
“Riverdale” stars Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes called out Cosmopolitan Philippines for photoshopping their bodies in the February 2018 issue of the said magazine. The two Hollywood actresses were offended after Cosmopolitan Philippines published images of the two women with significantly slimmed-down waistlines.
Lili Reinhart took her sentiments through her Instagram story.
Here’s the text of her message:
Today is International Women’s Day. 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 all women.
But we still have a long way to go. Our fight is not over.
Camila and I have worked incredibly hard to feel confident in the bodies that we have. 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 yet to overcome.
So we cannot stop fighting. Our battle has only just begun. We are fucking powerful, beautiful and strong… we aren’t going to hide behind photoshop to conform to beauty standards.
That’s why I’m calling out @cosmopolitan_philippines. It’s sad that you felt our bodies needed to be slimmed down. But Camila and I are fucking beautiful. As is. And you can’t “fix” us. So, like every other day, women….go kick some ass. 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.