Lili Reinhart has clapped back at social media users who criticised her appearance at the Gotham Awards on Monday.
The Riverdale actress hit the red carpet at Cipriani Wall Street in New York wearing a little black Miu Miu dress with crystal-studded straps and strappy heels. However, it was her eyes that caught the attention of social media users, with many pointing out that they appeared red and bloodshot. Some also even questioned if she was under the influence of drugs.
However, the 23-year-old, who attended the event to support her movie Hustlers, later took to her Instagram Stories to address the criticism and assure her followers that she was simply tired.
“A few people think I was stoned last night. Truthfully, I was not. I had slept for only five hours and I usually need at least nine hours to be a functioning human,” she wrote, before sarcastically adding, “But, thanks for pointing out my bloodshot eyes, nice to know you guys can tell when I’m dead inside” with a love heart emoji.
The star has been open about her battle with body dysmorphia, a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. She is also an advocate for body positivity and regularly speaks out against beauty standards and airbrushing on social media.
Lili recently told Glamour U.K. magazine that she wished she lived in a world where photo-editing didn’t exist.
“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 actress stated.
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