- Hollywood actresses Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes called out Cosmopolitan Philippines for editing their bodies
- Lili compared the photos published by Cosmo US and Cosmo PH
- Camila said they felt disrespected by what the Philippine magazine did
The female stars of hit US TV series Riverdale are pissed at Cosmopolitan Philippines for the "disrespectful" and unrealistic editing it did on their bodies.
The actresses were featured on the Philippine magazine's March issue.
Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge on the show, is the cover girl. While Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper, is featured inside.
Cosmo PH posted the actresses' photos on their Instagram account to promote the magazine. The Hollywood actresses didn't like what they saw.
"It's sad that you felt our bodies needed to be slimmed down. But Camila and I are f***ing beautiful. As is. And you can't 'fix' us," said Lili on her Instagram Stories earlier today.
Lili also posted on Instagram Stories the original photos as published by Cosmopolitan US and the edited Philippine version.
Both actresses' waists were edited to appear smaller.
Camila also shared her thoughts through Instagram Stories.
"Lili Reinhart and I feel disrespected and disturbed by the sight of our photoshopped bodies in Cosmopolitan Philippines," posted Mendes as quoted by CNN 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," she added.
Lili's words were even stronger as she called out the magazine on IG Stories.
"Camila and I have worked incredibly hard to feel confident and comfortable in the bodies that we have."
She added: "It's an every day 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. Out battle has only just begun. We are f***ing powerful, beautiful and strong... we aren't going to hide behind photoshop to conform to beauty standards."
Lili and Camila are the lead female stars of American teen drama series Riverdale.
It is based on the characters of the popular Archie Comics.
The series started in 2017 and also stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones.
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