Riverdale actress, Lilie Reinhart recently slammed trolls who constantly critique her body physique. She took to Twitter to express her emotions about how she feels about people stating that her body is ‘built like Gigi Hadid’.
Reinhart recently came under fire after her Marilyn Monroe inspired photoshoot with Harper’s Bazaar was posted on Twitter. The publication posted a tweet as words from the model herself, “‘Marilyn Monroe was a curvy girl: she had boobs and she didn’t have a 24-inch waist. To me that’s really inspiring and makes me feel like my body can be accepted.’ @lilireinhart channels the icons of Old Hollywood and talks life in the spotlighthannels the icons of Old Hollywood and talks life in the spotlight.[sic]”
“Marilyn Monroe was a curvy girl: she had boobs and she didn’t have a 24-inch waist. To me that’s really inspiring and makes me feel like my body can be accepted.” —@lilireinhart channels the icons of Old Hollywood and talks life in the spotlight: https://t.co/z7b8GMWfej pic.twitter.com/SO0JK7B5wk
— Harper’s Bazaar (@harpersbazaarus) July 2, 2018
The 21-year-old actress was later followed by trolls who tweeted that she shouldn’t ‘whine’ about her physique with statements stating that her ‘body can be accepted.’
y’all need to stop letting girls built like Gigi Hadid a platform to talk about how their bodies “aren’t accepted” like they’re not the industry standard. it’s tiring.
— oh, bite me (@abelsbbygirl) July 3, 2018
Upon reading these tweets, Reinhart spoke about her experiences with eating disorders and claimed that she felt ‘disheartened’. In one of the tweets she said, “Feeling really disheartened by the fact that so many people are saying ‘you’re skinny so shut up about embracing your body’. As if my body dysmorphia is irrelevant because of how I look to some people. I’m either not curvy enough or not skinny enough to feel insecure.”
According to the actress, telling someone that there’s no reason for them to feel insecure because their body looks ‘fine’ is also a ‘part of body-shaming’.
The model further tweeted that she doesn’t comprehend how anyone can ‘hide behind their phone’ and tell someone to stop ‘whining’ because they don’t consider oneself an ideal figure. Her tweet read, “I will never understand how someone can be so cowardly as to hide behind their phone and tell a stranger that their feelings are irrelevant and considered “whining,” just because they think you represent some ideal figure or shape.”
The model also stated that today’s generation go through such problems every day and is the sole reason to why mental health issues exist.
She tweeted, “This is why people with mental health issues- depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia – sometimes don’t get the help they need because they’re shamed into being quiet.”
Reinhart also came under speculation after pregnancy rumors started circulating the internet. An unflattering photo of the actress went viral while hanging out with boyfriend and co-star, Cole Sprouse, on Memorial Day.
During an interview with ET, Reinhart admitted that the trolls upset her and really ‘hit her self-esteem’. She said, “I’m 21. I’m not pregnant and I don’t want people to think I’m pregnant if I’m not pregnant. It did take a hit to my self-esteem for a second and then I kind of picked myself back up and said, ‘I’m not going to let this ruin my day!’”