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Photoshop seems to be doing more bad than good these days, as the picture editing software has landed yet another publication in trouble.
Riverdale beauties Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes spoke very openly about their disgust over a recent Photoshopping blunder on the cover of Cosmopolitan Philippines. They took to social media immediately upon seeing the doctored images of themselves, which showed their bodies to be a very unrealistic and potentially dangerous size.
Camila Mendes has now opened up once again about why she and Lili addressed the issue so publically, making a message for female empowerment at the same time too…
“It came so naturally for us, it almost wasn’t a second thought,” Camila Mendes told E! News about her decision to call out the mag as soon as she saw the pictures.
“How could you not say something about that? I just didn’t want other people to think that was my body.
“That’s just a personal thing too because sometimes you hear about people who aren’t comfortable showing their bodies on screen and so they have somebody else be their body double and stuff… no matter what I would never feel comfortable with that even if their body is like 10 times skinnier or more fit, whatever.
“It doesn’t matter, my body is my body and I want people to know that this face goes with this body.”
Lili Reinhart revealed that Camila immediately sent her the pictures when she saw them, and she too was “appalled” by the unrealistic editing.
“Camila and I have worked incredibly hard to feel confident and comfortable in the bodies that we have. It’s an everyday battle, sometimes,” Lili wrote on social media at the time.
“And to see our bodies become so distorted in an editing process is a perfect example of the obstacles we have yet to overcome.”
The Betty Cooper actress also opened up about why she felt the need to take to social media and voice her opinions about the editing…
“I just felt the need to speak up about it because I feel like I talk about everything else very openly,” she began.
“It’s a battle for me every day to accept what I am and my flaws and know that you know I can’t change certain parts about me and that’s fine.
“I’m presenting myself to the world as I am and so for someone to Photoshop that is just insulting and it’s just like don’t try to put me into a box that you think I should fit in. That’s just not gonna happen.”
We’re so pleased that the girls have spoken so passionately about this.