Pretty Little Liars' Sasha Pieterse shuts down body shamers in ace open letter

"It disturbed me that so many females were so quick to tear me down…"

Most Popular

Pretty Little Liars's Sasha Pieterse has taken to Instagram to share an ace open letter addressing the body shaming she has recently experienced.

Because apparently more drama than we can shake a cat at (see: Haleb potentially getting married, Uber A being a thing) going down on the new series of Pretty Little Liars isn't enough, Sasha says 'fans' have been sending her abuse about her appearance IRL.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

🌸

A photo posted by Sasha Pieterse (@sashapieterse27) on

Most Popular

The letter addresses her recent weight fluctuations as a result of her hormonal imbalance, as she writes: "I think truly loving yourself is one of the hardest things we as humans can do. We live in a socety that literally profits from our self doubt and insecurities.

"Woman in particular are judged by their looks whether they are in the spotlight or not. We've subconsciously been shaped by the notion that we can only base our self worth on how people positively or negatively see us.

"This is incredibly destructive. I learned quickly that if I was going to make it in this industry I had to develop a thick skin. When I say "make it", I'm not referring to success and fame, I mean that if I am going to protect my heart and soul I need to make sure I create my own healthy environment."

She continued: "There then became a point where my body changed dramatically. Being in my line of work meant that all of those changes were documented. There was major backlash on social media. People were actually angry that I had gained weight, I was being (and still am) called names, made fun of, the (unfortunate) usual but it wasn't until people started asking and assuming I was pregnant that I decided to say something.

"I had at that point found out that I had a really bad hormone imbalance and decided to share this news publicly. It disturbed me that so many females were so quick to tear me down on a subject that we all struggle with."

Sasha went on to offer advice on how to love yourself and live a happy live, and it's huge KUDOS to her for being so honest and open about her own experience, in the hope of helping others.

RELATED STORIES:

Pretty Little Liars' Sasha Pieterse hits back at body shamers with an empowering message
Related Article
GIF
Related Article

What do you think?

Film & TV
Share
The cast of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children play Guess The Celeb Baby
​​The general consensus is that Harry Styles is cute​
The X Factor's Ryan Lawrie and Emily Middlemas
GIF
Film & TV
Share
Guess which 2 X Factor contestants are properly dating?
​Cuuuuuties
Film & TV
Share
QUIZ: Which Stranger Things character are you?
They're all so great, we don't even mind who we get​
Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes
GIF
Film & TV
Share
Turns out Shawn Mendes can do an amazing Justin Bieber impression
It's UNCANNY, we tell ya
The I'm A Celebrity line-up rumours have started and it already sounds amazing
Film & TV
Share
The I'm A Celebrity line-up rumours have started and it already sounds amazing
We are SO keen for this
Taylor Swift baking with Jamie Oliver
Film & TV
Share
Taylor Swift to present the next series of Great British Bake Off?
Well slap us with a sponge cake and call us a Viennese whirl.
GIF
Film & TV
Share
Snapchat has a new name AND is releasing sunglasses with an in-built camera
​Like Google Glass, but better.​
The X Factor Six Chair Challenge results leaked online, so that's awkward
Film & TV
Share
The X Factor Six Chair Challenge results leaked online, so that's awkward
​The website had a bit of a blunder
The Great British Bake Off
Film & TV
Share
The BBC is 'planning a new baking show' with Mary Berry, Mel and Sue
And one GENIUS replacement for Paul Hollywood
Film & TV
Share
The very best of 5SOS's #3YearsofWhereverYouAre trend
Can you actually believe it​'s been that long​