A new poster promoting season 4B of “Pretty Little Liars” has been circulating online, and a couple of the ABC Family stars are NOT happy with it.
The photo features Aria (Lucy Hale), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Emily (Shay Mitchell) in red dresses with big hair and a lot of makeup. “New truth. New enemy. New year,” teases the poster.
And while the potentially fake promo poster isn’t offensive in nature, Benson doesn’t approve of what young viewers might be taking from the image.
“Saw this floating around,” Benson posted along with the photo. “Hope it’s not the poster. Our faces in this were from 4 years ago … and we all look ridiculous. Way too much Photoshop. We all have flaws. No one looks like this. It’s not attractive.”
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Benson followed up the post with another to encourage her fans.
“On another note. Super sick in bed,” she Instagrammed. “Reading all of your tweets. Love you guys so much. The constant support and love I get from all of you makes me so happy. Hope you all are having an amazing week. Remember, you are ALL beautiful. Please don’t ever try and look like the people you see in magazines or posters because it’s fake. It only causes an unhealthy mind about how you see yourself. You are perfect the way you are.”
Bellisario echoed Benson’s words on her own Instagram and Twitter.
“Wow @itsashbenzo I couldn’t agree more,” Bellisario posted. “Very cool concept as always. But aren’t we attractive enough women as we are? Why can’t we just look like us. Once.”
“Pretty Little Liars” returns to ABC Family with new episodes on Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. EST. Let us know what you think of the winter promo poster in the comments section or send a tweet to @AmandaTVScoop.
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