Ashley Benson Called “Too Fat” For Role — At Size 2!
In a recent interview, the 26-year-old opened up about being rejected for parts because of her weight. And no, she's not just talking about when she was starting out — despite the success of Pretty Little Liars and her legions of fans, Ash still has to face people criticizing her body.
"I was just told I was too fat for a part," she admitted to Ocean Drive. "I’m a size 2! I cried for 30 minutes, but then you have to let it roll off your shoulders or it could cause a serious eating disorder. A lot of people in this industry hear they need to lose weight more times than they should."
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This really tells you everything you need to know about how skewed Hollywood's perception of weight. If someone as fit and healthy as Ashley is being told she's "fat," there's something really wrong.
Fortunately, there are a lot of actresses speaking up about the issue these days, including Ash herself, who added in the interview, "I saw photos from a shoot of myself just the other day and thought, What the hell? That doesn’t even look like me! I was so disappointed. I hate to think that girls are like, ‘She’s so skinny! Her skin is so perfect!’ I have pimples just like they do."
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Props to Ashley for not letting Hollywood's absurd standards get her down — and for being a great role model for her young fans!