Actress Lili Reinhart took to Instagram on Thursday to slam Cosmopolitan Philippines for editing her waist in images uploaded to the publication’s social media pages.
The “Riverdale” star called out the magazine in an 11-photo Instagram story, comparing the original images from her Cosmopolitan US photoshoot to the recently doctored pictures used by Cosmo Philippines.
In the photoshopped snaps, both Reinhart and her co-star Camila Mendes have had their waistlines noticeably altered to appear slimmer.
The two “Riverdale” actresses originally took part in a shoot with Cosmo US for the magazine’s February issue.
Reinhart took particular offense that the edited photos were posted on International Women’s Day.
“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.”
After sharing the side by side comparisons posted above, Reinhart wrote: “Camila and I have worked incredibly hard to feel confident and comfortable 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 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,” she continued. “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.”
Reinhart went on to thank the “OG” Cosmopolitan for “keeping our waists as they are” and encouraged fellow 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,” she concluded.
Cosmopolitan has yet to comment on the issue.