People are Angry About This GQ Shoot the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Pranced Around in Bikinis For

Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Troian Bellisario make up Pretty Little Liars. They also make up this GQ photo shoot for the June issue.

Criticize GQ all you want (like, say, for their effeminate writing) but they know how to shoot chicks everyone wants to see naked. Put them in bikinis and blow out the highlights to the point that the smallest of flaw is hidden. It makes it so much easier to masturbate to when you’re not sitting there wondering if that’s a mole or pimple on their ass.

Granted, there’s a few who take exception to these type of shoots like The Gloss, who’s “sad to see some of the smartest female characters on TV getting reduced to shiny, poreless Barbies” because living in this generation means every photo shoot from now until forever has to be the unretouched, raw versions.

Troian Bellisario has since responded by posting unretouched photos of herself from the shoot.

She also wrote:

So by now you have seen many a shot from #GQ and many people have said that we were photoshopped… OF COURSE WE WERE! that’s a very specific type of photo shoot. And looking very blown out and perfected was obviously what they were looking for. Great. Cool. As long as we acknowledge how it was achieved so we know it’s not real. Here’s some behind the scenes of my body the way it is and was on the day. I’m not mad at how these pictures turned out, the girls and I had an absolute blast. More fun than we’ve had on a photoshoot in a while, and I think you can see that in our eyes and smiles. But it’s the same everywhere. It’s the same way on the posters of our show and even in women’s magazines. This industry seems to invest more in perfection than in flaw. But flaw and individuality, to me, are what make a human being interesting, they make our stories worth telling. (Unfortunately the flaws don’t usually sell products or magazines) I’m proud of my body and the way it looks because @themarkwildman kicks my butt in aerial. But my hips and thighs are a part of me (even though they magically weren’t in some shots!) I get those things from my momma. And I’m happy To shake what my momma gave me.

Somehow I don’t think this helps at all. “S**t, this is what Troian looks like unretouched?! She looks even more perfect in real life. F**k!,” a budding feminist cried before carving “fatty” in her arm.

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