Lili Reinhart won't tolerate the idea that cellulite is "unnatural or a symbol of being fat".
In the past, the 23-year-old has been open about her battle with anxiety, depression, and body dysmorphia, a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance, and outspoken about the impact of airbrushing on social media.
She believes young people would be less hung up on their body insecurities if they weren't conditioned into thinking certain physical attributes were undesirable or bad, such as cellulite, or the dimpled skin generally seen on the bottoms and thighs of adult women.
"This idea of cellulite... It really p**ses me off. It's this weird thing where people think that it's unnatural or a symbol of being fat," she told Glamour U.K. magazine. "It's so f**ked up because cellulite is just a part of the human body. It's just genetic, it's like having freckles on your face. It's something that is there, you're born with it, and it's become this disgusting thing. We're told: 'We need to laser this away, no one wants to see that.' There's nothing more beautiful than when I see stretch marks, or cellulite, and people's real skin."
The Riverdale actress wishes she lived in a world where airbrushing didn't exist so young people wouldn't try to meet impossible beauty standards.
"I would love to see a world where people who are already thin don't need to Photoshop their waist even more, to make young girls, like me, when I was 14 or 16 years old go, 'I thought I was skinny, but maybe I'm not. Maybe I need to have an eating disorder to make my body look like that.' Life is not a FaceTune app," the star stated.
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