Lili Reinhart Calls Out Photoshopping App For Promoting Unrealistic Body Standards
Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart was browsing online to find an app so that she could adjust her picture’s sizes for Instagram. But she ended up finding something that she did not like. Apparently, there’s an app on the Google Store that lets you photoshop your pictures. The BodyTune App lets you completely alter your body’s physique and shape in order to look skinnier.
Reinhart Doesn’t Approve of These Photoshop Apps
After showcasing the advertisement of the BodyTune App, Lili Reinhart explained why the app is not okay. On her Instagram stories, she posted her thoughts on the issue:
This is not okay. Social media has become hazardous to our health. People have unrealistic expectations of their bodies because of apps like this.
The Hustlers actress stated that it is because of apps like these that our mental health issues arise such as eating disorders and depression. In fact, these mental health problems ultimately affect our physical well being as well.
Previously, we saw magazines and billboards with Photoshopped models that promoted unrealistic body standards. Now, it’s something that social media apps such as Instagram are promoting as well. Hence, Lili Reinhart deems these apps ‘hazardous for our health’.
Moreover, the Riverdale actress expressed that looking skinnier isn’t really worth it:
Looking skinnier on Instagram is not worth the detrimental psychological effects that these photoshopping apps have given our generation. My heart goes out to those people who feel like their bodies aren’t good enough.
These apps basically give you a feature to fix your “flaws” with a touch of the button. Perhaps, that is the problem with these apps. They monetize our insecurities and aggravate it to a point where they affect our mental well being. This was definitely a huge issue that the actress felt like talking about since she is an advocate for mental health, she even goes to therapy herself.
The message of Self Acceptance by Lili Reinhart
Hence, Lili Reinhart promotes body acceptance and self-love:
Our bodies should not conform to ‘one size fits all.
“It’s an everyday battle sometimes. And to see our bodies become so distorted in an editing process is the perfect example of the obstacles we have yet to overcome.”
The actress herself deals with body dysmorphia and shared with the Glamour UK magazine:
“Even today, I see myself in the mirror and think, this doesn’t look the way the world tells me it should. I don’t have a cinched, minuscule waist. I do have curves, I have cellulite, my arms aren’t stick thin. This is my body and we’re told that it should fit certain proportions. There’s such a disgusting problem right now with people photoshopping their bodies. Obviously, there’s a reason why people do it, they’re insecure, they feel like they’re not good enough, and that’s incredibly sad.”
Hopefully, people will learn not to see everything online as a true representation of reality and learn to love themselves.