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.