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Saturday 20 September 2014

Benson slams ‘airbrushed’ PLL poster

Pretty Little Liars poster on Instagram

Ashley Benson has hit out at the new Pretty Little Liars poster for making them look "ridiculous".

The actress - who turns 24 on December 18 - stars alongside Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario and Shay Mitchell in the hit TV series.

After a poster was released online for the upcoming second half of the show's fourth season, Ashley couldn't contain her anger at the heavily airbrushed photo.

The shot shows the four girls wearing dark-red dresses with perfectly applied make-up, styled hair and a flawless complexion.

"Saw this floating around....hope it's not the poster. Our faces in this were from 4 years ago.....and we all look ridiculous. Way too much photo shop. We all have flaws. No one looks like this. It's not attractive (sic)," she complained in a caption to accompany the picture on Instagram.

Ashley, clearly aggravated by the shot, continued to urge her fans to not be influenced by edited pictures.

"On another note. Super sick in bed :/ reading all of you're 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. (sic)" she shared.

"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. (sic)"

The programme is returning to TV screens in January. Ahead of its release, US retailer Aéropostale is set to introduce The Pretty Little Liars Collection by Aéropostale in stores and online on January 5.

Costume designer Mandi Line played a big role in designing the range, which was also developed in partnership with Warner Bros.

"It's been a dream come true. It's become such a passion project on both sides. All of us have become like family within the last three or four months," Mandi told Entertainment Weekly. "I'm so protective of the show and the fans, but the more I work with them, the more I see that they're really open to everything I'm saying."

The pieces, which are inspired by each character's individual style, will be priced between $18 and $72.

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