Netflix Clapped Back After a Fan Put Down the Riverdale Stars For "Sexualizing Teen Girls on TV"
Netflix just might be the biggest Riverdale stan out there. On Saturday, the official Instagram account for the streaming service sung the praises of Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, and Madelaine Petsch with a cute shout-out. "I love these three women," the account captioned a photo of the ladies. "I love how honest they are, how they use their platforms to speak on issues they care about and that matter to young women, and I love that they stand up for themselves and others."
While the post was met with a lot of praise from fans and the stars alike, one user accused Camila, Lili, and Madelaine of using "their platform to speak on women's issues," but also assisting in "the sexualization of teen girls on their show." And let's just say, Netflix was not here for it.
"I think they play three characters in charge of their sexuality, not three characters being used by or defined solely by their sexuality," Netflix wrote. "Veronica is a badass businesswoman, Betty is a loyal friend and dedicated sleuth, Cheryl is a LGBTQ student body president icon. Young women shouldn't feel shamed for being sexual humans, or for feeling confident or sexy in their bodies and they certainly shouldn't be reduced to just *that* when they have a multifaceted character expression." See more of the exchange ahead.