On Sunday, Lili Reinhart slammed some photoshopping apps, calling them unrealistic and hazardous and urging people not to use them.
The Riverdale star said that she was looking for a basic app that resizes her photos, but not the content of her photos when she saw an ad for the BodyTune app. She recorded the ad and showed how people can reduce their arms, stomach and thighs in their photos using the app.
On her Instagram story, the 23-year-old said, “This is not okay. 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.”
She urged her followers, “Do not use these kinds of apps.”
“If you photoshop your body, you are adding to this problem,” she continued. “This is how unrealistic standards of human bodies have been created — to the point where people alter their bodies surgically to achieve unattainable results. We are better than this.”
The Chemical Hearts actress said that these types of apps are actually causing mental health issues among people. “Looking ‘skinnier’ in a photo on Instagram is not worth the detrimental psychological effects that these photoshopping apps have given our generation,” she added. “Our bodies should not conform to ‘one size fits all.’” Expressing her concern about people using such apps, Reinhart said, “My heart goes out to those people who feel like their bodies aren’t good enough. But please don’t encourage this behavior.”