While it is the age of radical body positivity, there are still — and sadly will probably always be — pockets of the Internet where you can find body shamers galore. They are especially vocal and vile when it comes to discussing the bodies of famous women (which they shouldn't even be doing in the first place).
The latest famous female victim of online body shamers is Riverdale's own Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper. But she wasn't going to take the abuse. She used her powerful voice to fight back against the haters.
Lili Reinhart rose to the spotlight as Betty Cooper on Riverdale.
via: Getty ImagesNot only is she a talented actress and a TV star, but she's an outspoken voice for women's rights, body positivity, and ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Now, Reinhart has joined the ranks of other famous women, including Ruby Rose, who've been harassed by body-shaming idiots.
via: Getty ImagesRuby Rose was the subject of disgusting tabloid reports that spread rumors about her weight and commented on her body. Of course, Ruby Rose is one strong woman and clapped back with strength and grace.
Our girl Rihanna has had to face her fair share of haters as well.
via: Getty ImagesShe's one of the most confident, beautiful women in the world no matter what size she is and she wasn't about to take crap from anybody about her body.
With body shamers, you just can't win, and that is something that superstar Mandy Moore learned firsthand.
via: Getty ImagesShe was raked over the coals for looking too thin in a picture she posted on Instagram. Needless to say, this goddess stayed strong and shut down her haters with one simple message that roughly translated to "GTFO."
Now, Lili Reinhart is facing body shamers much the way these other women have.
via: Getty ImagesIn a recent episode of Riverdale, Reinhart, as Betty Cooper, sported a set of lacy black lingerie. The body shamers of the Internet found a model wearing a very similar set and posted them side by side...
Here's the pic in question:
via: TumblrReinhart posted the pic to her own Tumblr with a powerful statement in reaction. "So," Reinhart starts. "I’ve seen this picture all over my Instagram for the past two weeks. With captions like 'Lili vs Model,' 'who wore it better?' 'Which one is hotter?' It’s been pretty hard to avoid. And I think it’s time I finally said something about it. "It’s disappointing."