AceShowbiz - "Riverdale" star Lili Reinhart is hitting back at fan accounts over body-shamming comments. The 21-year-old actress, who portrays Betty Cooper on The CW's show, took to her Tumblr page to slam the "hypocritical" fans for comparing her body in a recent episode of "Riverdale" featuring Betty pole-dancing in lingerie to a Victoria's Secret model's body.
"So. I've seen this picture all over my Instagram for the past two weeks. With captions like 'Lili vs Model' 'who wore it better?' 'Which one is hotter?' It's been pretty hard to avoid. And I think it's time I finally said something about it," she began her post, referencing to the side-by-side photo of Betty and model Taylor Hill wearing similar lingeries. "It's disappointing."
"This photo is being posted by fan accounts. The same fan accounts who love to talk about the amazing female friendships on the show, girl power, Veronica's inspiring feminism, body positivity, etc," she continued. "And that is the most hypocritical s**t I've ever seen."
Lili added, "This is a poll. A competition. A comparison of two bodies. It's a feeding ground for comments of judgement and negativity.--'Betty is fat' 'that's not flattering' 'the model looks way better.' " She went on saying, "It's so easy to say 'embrace your curves' 'everyone is beautiful!'--but to actually put that into practice is the hard part. It's easy to convince others that we think this way, but it doesn't mean anything if you don't actually believe that."
Lili admitted that she didn't have that model's body. "I'm fully aware of this," she wrote, adding, "I don't have a thigh gap.. a 24 inch waist.. toned arms or abs. I am not her. And how dare anyone assume that I should look like her. "
"It's upsetting to see all these young women who proclaim to be feminists participate in something that represents the exact opposite," Lili said, noting that this kind of body-shaming led people to be suffering from "eating disorders" and "dysmorphic disorder." She concluded her post, "I hope that this makes you reconsider the next time you feel the need to comment on another woman's weight or figure."