Lili Reinhart has called out photo editing apps as a way to implore her followers to embrace their own bodies without feeling the need to alter them.
The actress, 23, often takes a stance on the body positive movement by candidly speaking about her own struggles with accepting her figure.
On Sunday, Reinhart took to Instagram to share what happened when she stumbled upon an app called BodyTune, which advertised how it could make one look thinner in pictures with just a few clicks.
Taking a stand: Lili Reinhart has called out photo editing apps as a way to implore her followers to embrace their own bodies without feeling the need to alter them
Frustrated: Reinhart, 23, shared on Instagram Sunday how she stumbled upon BodyTune
The app: The photo editing app encourages users to slim their pictures with a few clicks
‘This is not okay,’ Reinhart wrote in a lengthy post while sharing the the advertisement of the app.
‘This is why people develop eating disorders. This is why social media has become hazardous to our health. This is why people have unrealistic expectations of their bodies.’
Her post went on to encourage her followers to never fall into the trap of using photo editing apps to alter their own bodies for social media posts.
‘I implore you: do not use these kinds of apps,’ she said, adding: ‘If you photoshop your body you are adding to the problem.’
The rant against the editing app continued with Reinhart detailing just why she thought it was damaging for people to use the editors or support people who use them.
‘This is how unrealistic standards of human bodies have been created — to the point where people later their bodies surgically to achieve unattainable results,’ she wrote, stating everyone was ‘better’ than using an app or getting plastic surgery.
‘Looking “skinnier” in a photo on Instagram is not worth the detrimental psychological effects that these Photoshopping apps have given our generation.’
The rant: Reinhart went on to explain her thoughts about the photo editing apps and why she hoped people would stop using them and supporting people hwo do
Important: Her post went on to state how no body should be a ‘one size fits all’
Reinhart thought that people who chose to use the editing apps were ‘clearly suffering from low self esteem, body dysmorphia, or other mental health problems.’
While her heart went out to those people, she still wanted her followers to not encourage those types of alterations with who they follow and like images of on social media.
‘If we applaud and praise the men an women who photoshop the sh** out of themselves, it’s only encouraging them to continue,’ she added. ‘And to feel like the only way they will be accepted is if they keep altering themselves.’
Her statement then added with a reminder to everyone that bodies ‘should not conform to “one size fits all.”‘
Reinhart has been outspoken previously about her own struggles with body image and why she was against the airbrushing or alteration of any images of herself.
In May, she partnered with Aerie for a campaign that focused on using women without any airbrushing or editing in their ads. Reinhart detailed why she wanted to partner with the brand in a ‘real and unedited way’ when sharing a swimsuit picture.
‘I’m proud to say that I use social media to show myself in a real and unedited way. I never try to hide anything or fool anyone into thinking I’m something that I’m not,’ she wrote at the time. ‘That’s why I’m proud to support @aerie for encouraging us to embrace our bodies, as they are.’
Proud: Previously, Lili opened up about why she never edited her pictures before sharing them on social media. She wanted other people to do the same
Personal history: Reinhart has previously spoken about struggling with eating disorders and body dysmorphia in previous interviews
Open and honest: She has also candidly detailed her struggle with cystic acne
She and Riverdale co-star Camila Mendes also clapped back at Cosmo Philippines when the publication blatantly altered the two women’s waistlines when they appeared together on its cover.
‘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,’ Reinhart wrote against the publication.
Mendes joined in the criticism, writing: ‘@lilireinhart and I feel disrespected and disturbed by the sight of our photoshopped bodies in @cosmolitan_philippines. We want their readers to know that those bodies are not ours; they have been distorted from their natural beauty. We prefer to see our bodies the way they actually are. I’m not interested in having a slimmer waist, I’m more satisfied with the one that I already have.’
Reinhart has also previously spoken about struggling with eating disorders and body dysmorphia in interviews.
Her stand against photo editing is the actress’ latest attempt to promote positive messaging for all her followers when it comes to body image.