Lili Reinhart Gets Candid About Her Ongoing Battle with Body Dysmorphia and OCD

"I wish there were more average sized arms represented in mainstream media for women," the 'Riverdale' actress posted on X

<p>Mike Coppola/Getty</p> Lili Reinhart gets candid about her struggle with body dysmorphia

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Lili Reinhart gets candid about her struggle with body dysmorphia

Lili Reinhart is speaking candidly about her struggles over the years.

In a social media post on Thursday, the Riverdale star, 27, shared her experiences with body dysmorphia and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), voicing her frustration with what she perceives as the glorification of extreme thinness.

"I wish there were more average sized arms represented in mainstream media for women," the actress posted on X, previously known as Twitter. "My body dysmorphia has been going crazy because I feel like my arms need to be half the size they are currently? We've glamorized these skinny arms that, for most of us, can only be achieved if you're a literal adolescent."

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The Hustlers actress added, "I truly wonder how anyone survives or gets through this life without having severe BD. Maybe it's a cruel amplified version in combination with my OCD, but damn. The amount of time I've wasted thinking about my arms in the last few months is insane."

Reinhart, who has been open in the past about her battles with body dysmorphia, further emphasized that she "wanted to throw my own thoughts out there to let other women know they aren't alone."

In 2018, Reinhart called out Cosmopolitan Philippines for digitally altering photos of her and her co-star Camila Mendes. She also clapped back at hurtful pregnancy rumors that surfaced after the circulation of some "unflattering" photos of herself.

Reinhart also called out celebrities who talked about "starving" themselves at last year’s Met Gala, criticizing stars who openly said they dieted to get into their dress.

The most-followed people on Instagram are skinny people who have abs, long legs, silky hair, and filled-in eyebrows,” she told Harper's Bazaar in 2018. “But then people really love when I say, ‘It’s OK to not have a 24-inch waist and it’s OK to have pimples.’ But those same people are praising the people with images of flawless everything. Which side are you on?”

Shortly after posting her thoughts on X, numerous fans sent Reinhart supportive comments.

“Don’t feel bad. I have strong shoulders and a small chest from working so many years,” one fan commented. “Love the skin you’re in, most people aren’t happy with their bodies either. Everyone has a complaint of their own, that others might not see.”

Another wrote: “This is the first time I've seen someone talk about this. Whenever I get ready I feel like I look pretty but that my arms are too big or that the photos will look terrible because of it.”

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While acknowledging that her journey toward self-love is ongoing, she made sure to express gratitude for everything her body has accomplished.

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"My body has carried me through 25 years of life," Reinhart added. "All my scars, tears, trauma. ... I wish I could love it more, even when it doesn't look like it did when I was 20. But I am trying. I know my body deserves equal love and admiration at any size."

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