Someone in Hollywood called Ashley Benson fat and she handled it all wrong.

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photo via Ashley Benson instagram

 

Yesterday the Internet was abuzz with a story about how Pretty Little Liars’ star Ashley Benson was once told she was too fat for a part. Obviously nobody is mean to Hanna Marin on my watch, so I clicked on the link.

It turns out that Benson was, understandably, hurt. What woman (or human, for that matter) wouldn’t be, after someone called her fat. Especially in a job interview.

But as the article goes on, Benson reveals that she cried for a half hour.

And that she’s a size 2.

I’m always confused when female actors do this; use their dress size to defend their talent. A woman shouldn’t have to prove she deserves respect because she’s thin enough.

My friend Alyssa runs a blog called The Sparkly Life. I’m a huge fan because 1) she’s my BFF from high school/college and 2) because it’s awesome. When I shared my opinion on the article on Facebook, Alyssa asked me to write up a post for her blog summing up my opinion.

And this is what I came up with. 

One thought on “Someone in Hollywood called Ashley Benson fat and she handled it all wrong.

  1. Alyssa from The Sparkly Life

    Thank you again for contributing to The Sparkly Life. Everyone LOVES the piece…most of all me! 🙂 xoxo


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