Troian Bellisario is doing her part to help change unrealistic and often extremely harmful beauty standards.
“Thank you @attndotcom for sharing this,” Troian captioned a video that explains how France has banned underweight models to fight eating disorders, requiring a doctor’s note and making it illegal to retouch photos of models unless explicitly noted.
“I do not agree with all of this,” she clarified. “I do not want to BODY SHAME Naturally thin women nor do I want to dictate whether or not they should work based on weight or whether or not they have a mental illness (ED).”
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“HOWEVER the thing I love about this is we in America Should have MANDITORY WARNINGS on images in ADvertisements & PRESS that have been doctored,” Troian continued. “Because the real issue (in my opinion) is that we are selling products (clothes, perfume, music, film) on unrealistic and doctored images of people. And I for one would want to know, I would want my friends to know and strangers and especially young men and women to know if they were looking at something real or something fake Because then we can see clearly that we are being sold products on the basis of first making ourselves feel less than (not pretty enough not skinny enough not healthy enough whatever) so we ‘need to buy this product to be like the person in the ad. And feel better about ourselves’ Well guess what. The person in the ad doesn’t even look like that.”
“What an amazing world it would be if we could just acknowledge that,” she finished. “And then celebrate that we all look different, have different bodies and different backgrounds and histories, and then find all of those differences beautiful. Happy Saturday.”
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