‘Riverdale’ Star Lili Reinhart Makes Impassioned Speech About Body-Shaming At Glamour’s Women Of The Year Event

Actress Lili Reinhart of Riverdale fame is being praised for a powerful speech she gave on body image for Glamour Magazine‘s 2018 Women of the Year Summit. The star addressed the importance of self-care and whether or not a slim person had the right to discuss body image.

In the speech, Reinhart said:

“We exist in a world today where everything can be faked or fixed. Noses can be changed, and stomachs can be tightened, and cellulite can be lasered away, apparently. Because that’s what we are told to do, which is alter ourselves in order to be beautiful.

“For the past year…I’ve been quietly trying to navigate my fluctuating weight, and I’ve faced criticism in the past for talking about my body image. People told me that I didn’t have the right to talk about being self-conscious about my body because I was skinny.

“And I understand how it seems inappropriate for someone who is average size to talk about problems with weight gain. But, my point is, I didn’t think anything was wrong with my body until I was in an industry that rewards and praises people for having a smaller waist than I will ever have. It felt unfair to think that I would never have an industry-perfect body, just because I wasn’t genetically built a certain way. I was exposed to young women, smaller than I was, telling me that they needed to lose weight.”

The actress is being applauded on social media for speaking out on a topic that affects so many.

You can watch Reinhart deliver the speech below 

Reinhard won over many new fans. 

We couldn’t agree more!

H/T: Glamour, Mashable