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    Updated on Jul 15, 2018. Posted on Jul 5, 2018

    Lili Reinhart Just Made Some Extremely Good Points About Body Acceptance

    "Do not encourage this behavior. It is destructive. More destructive than you'll ever realize."

    As I'm sure you know by now, this is Lili Reinhart.

    In a recent Harper's Bazaar feature where she channeled Old Hollywood icons, the Riverdale actor stated, "Marilyn Monroe was a curvy girl: she had boobs and she didn’t have a 24-inch waist. To me that’s really inspiring and makes me feel like my body can be accepted."

    "Marilyn Monroe was a curvy girl: she had boobs and she didn’t have a 24-inch waist. To me that’s really inspiring and makes me feel like my body can be accepted." —@lilireinhart channels the icons of Old Hollywood and talks life in the spotlight: https://t.co/z7b8GMWfej https://t.co/SO0JK7B5wk

    Now, Lili is no stranger to talking about body positivity and has been extremely honest about her own struggles in the past.

    So, when one Twitter user suggested that she shouldn't talk about her body because she was "built like Gigi Hadid," she didn't hesitate to speak up.

    Lili clapped back and reminded people that not only was her body not like Gigi's, but that "insecurity exists outside the limits of a certain dress size."

    My body is not like hers. Thought that was quite obvious. Insecurity exists outside the limits of a certain dress size. You’re not helping the problem. https://t.co/23mH17imz0

    She continued, "Telling someone they don't deserve to feel insecure because their body is 'fine' or 'just like' whomever...is wrong."

    Telling someone they don’t deserve to feel insecure because their body is “fine” or “just like” whomever.. is wrong. That’s part of the problem. That’s part of body shaming.

    She also took a jab at social media trolls in general, saying that she "will never understand how someone can be so cowardly as to hide behind their phone and tell a stranger that their feelings are irrelevant..."

    I will never understand how someone can be so cowardly as to hide behind their phone and tell a stranger that their feelings are irrelevant and considered “whining,” just because they think you represent some ideal figure or shape.

    "This is why people with mental health issues — depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia — sometimes don't get the help they need..."

    I hope this example helps show you a significant problem that’s going on today with young boys and girls. This is why people with mental health issues- depression, eating disorders, body dismirphia— sometimes don’t get the help they need because they’re shamed into being quiet.

    She continued the conversation the following day, saying that she was "feeling really disheartened" by what people were saying, as if her "body dysmorphia is irrelevant because of how [she] looks to some people."

    Feeling really disheartened by the fact that so many people are saying “you’re skinny so shut up about embrscing your body.” As if my body dysmorphia is irrelevant because of how I look to some people. 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."

    Mental illness gets worse when people say that you don’t have a right to feel the way you do. That’s where we are dailing. 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.

    Thanks for speaking up, Lili! Never stop. ❤️

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