Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart claps back at pregnancy rumours
The actors on the Netflix series Riverdale seem to attract just as much attention as the show itself. Most recently, Lili Reinhart (who plays Betty Cooper) has had to deal with pregnancy rumours circulating about herself. But Lili has reacted in a thoughtful way, posting the most perfect, body-positive response.
The 21-year-old addressed the rumours in a series of text posts on her Instagram story where she reminded fans that all of our bodies go through a lot of change.
“It’s unfortunate that one unflattering photo of my stomach circulating the internet causes hundreds of people to think that I’m pregnant,” she posted. “Nope. Not pregnant. This is just my body. And sometimes I’m bloated. Sometimes an unflattering photo is taken of me. Sometimes I go through periods of time where I gain weight. My body is something that I will NEVER apologize for. My body will constantly go through change. And so will yours. And that’s fine. So let’s not put so much time and effort into caring about a stranger’s figure. Bye.”
Actress Camila Mendes (who stars alongside Lili on Riverdale) was inspired by her costar’s response to the rumours and backed her up with another body-positive Instagram story.
“Inspired by you @lilireinhart. I feel bloated 24/7, my weight fluctuates constantly, it comes with being a woman and should be celebrated, not criticized. I used to fear the day that people start publicly criticizing my body and commenting on my weight. I’ve suffered too much from my own self-criticism and wasn’t sure that I could handle it from others. But seeing somebody as beautiful as Lili respond to public scrutiny by preaching and practising self-love is all it takes for me to overcome that fear. Proud to call her my friend. Let’s continue inspiring women to love their bodies," Camila wrote.
Hopefully, their words inspire many more!
What do you think of the messages Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes posted? Do you like seeing celebrities get candid like this?