Riverdale stars call out Cosmopolitan Philippines for photoshopping their waists
Riverdale actors Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart have called out Cosmopolitan Phillippines for photoshopping their bodies.
The stars appeared in the magazine this month, and while their bodies in the original Cosmo remained largely untouched, in the Phillippines edition, they say that their waists are "distorted."
Both women took to Instagram on International Women's Day to let their fans know that these were not their "real" bodies.
“Camila and I have worked incredibly hard to feel confident and comfortable in the bodies that we have.
“It’s an everyday 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 just begun."
She also included hers and Mendes' original photos and compared them to the edited Phillippines versions.
Mendes added in her own Instagram post that she and Reinhart felt "disrespected and disturbed" by the edits.
The actor also said that she wanted readers to know that those bodies "are not ours."
"They have been distorted from their natural beauty," she said. "We prefer to see our bodies the way they actually are."
Mendes spoke candidly recently about her own struggles with accepting her body and her "obsession" with being thin.
"I'm done believing in the idea that there's a thinner, happier version of me on the other side of all the tireless effort.
"I’m sick of the toxic narrative that the media consistently feeds us: that being thin is the ideal body type. A healthy body is the ideal body type, and that will look different for every person."
Cosmo Phillippines has since deleted the Instagram posts of Reinhart and Mendes.