Yesterday, Riverdale’sLili Reinhart and Camila Mendes called out Cosmopolitan Philippines for photoshopping their waists to become slimmer. Since then, netizens have been sharing their thoughts and feelings on the incident.
Photographer Raymund Isaac posted about how Filipinos are “obsessed with a bad beauty standard.”
In the comments, Lea Salonga shared the importance of telling women and girls “that they are powerful, that they are beautiful, and that they are enough.”
Daphne Oseña-Paez also commented on being photoshopped in past magazine covers. She even shared a comparison photo showing how they changed her face shape from having a square jaw to a rounder one.
Over on Twitter, fans also expressed how the Philippines has always had unrealistic beauty standards, from skin color to body size.
Lili Reinhart called out Cosmo Philippines. ?? This country has always had unrealistic beauty standards. Philippine media and most of the Filipino mindset won't consider you beautiful if you're not "size 2" and "white".@cosmo_ph is a disgrace to women pic.twitter.com/MCsk3oKGg0
So much for International Women’s Day @cosmo_ph Why do you have to edit Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes’s waist though? Young women look up to them and probably read you mag. Don’t perpetuate this idea that being “thin” is the goal or standard for women’s body
Some fans are thanking Lili and Camila for speaking up about it.
I thank Lili Reinhart and Camilla Mendez for bringing absurd filipino beauty standards in attention. This everybody is what we have to conform with, @cosmo_ph and now you see why it’s not okay. https://t.co/W4pHVBJXHQ
Cosmopolitan Philippines has yet to release a statement regarding the error.
Seriously, it’s 2018 but women are still being told that their bodies aren’t acceptable as they are. If you want to join the conversation, you can let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.