‘Riverdale’ Star Lili Reinhart Hit Back At ‘Body-Shaming’ Trolls

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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“Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart hit back at trolls who were “body shaming” her after she opened up about her body dysmorphia in a recent interview in Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

Her condition is described as a “mental illness involving obsessive focus on a perceived flaw in appearance.”

“Feeling really disheartened by the fact that so many people are saying, ‘You’re skinny so shut up about embracing your body,'” the 21-year-old actress tweeted Wednesday in response to a handful of comments from people slamming her for talking about how she gets inspiration from people like Marilyn Monroe because she “was a curvy girl: she had boobs and she didn’t have a 24-inch waist,” according to E! News Thursday. (RELATED: PHOTOS: The Ladies Of ‘Riverdale’ Strip Down For Stunning Cosmo Magazine Spread)

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“As if my body dysmorphia is irrelevant because of how I look to some people,” she added. “I’m either not curvy enough or not skinny enough to feel insecure.”

“Mental illness gets worse when people say that you don’t have a right to feel the way you do,” she continued. ” That’s where we are [failing]. Do not encourage this behavior. It is destructive. More destructive than you’ll ever realize. You may not understand someone’s insecurity- but respect it.”

In the article, Reinhart talked about how she can’t be anything but her authentic self and she’s not going to try to be that “flawless image person” for anyone.

“I’m not that flawless image person,” Reinhart shared. “I could never live up to that. I’m not going to make people think I’m this airbrushed version of myself. There are lots of versions of me. My hair looks like shit most of the time. It looks great when I’m on a carpet, sure, but that’s not the only side I want people to see of myself.”

The comments were only the latest ones she has made after people started attacking her when pictures of her Grace Kelly-inspired shoot surfaced online Monday.