There’s a new Pretty Little Liars photo circulating right now that shows Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell looking glamorous in coordinating red dresses. But not everyone is excited about the latest artwork – Ashley and Troian took to Instagram on Thursday (December 12) to say how unhappy they are with their photoshopped images.
“Saw this floating around….hope it’s not the poster. Our faces in this were from 4 years ago…..and we all look ridiculous,” Ashley wrote. “Way too much photo shop. We all have flaws. No one looks like this. It’s not attractive.”
Troian – asking why she and her costars couldn’t “just look like us” – agreed with Ashley. “Wow @itsashbenzo I couldn’t agree more,” she chimed in. “Very cool concept as always. But aren’t we attractive enough women as we are? Why can’t we just look like us. Once.”
Fans of the show supported their sentiments, and Ashley took to Twitter to thank them and remind them to stay true to themselves. “Remember, you are ALL beautiful. Please don’t ever try and look like the people you see in the magazines or posters because it’s fake,” she tweeted. “It only causes an unhealthy mind about how you see yourself. You are perfect the way you are.”
Way to go Ashley – not everyday we see young celebs speaking out on the negative impact of the media on body image.