Australian actress Ruby Rose has taken aim at recent reports about her appearance, after she was left in tears during her visit home.
The Melbourne native explained she had an allergic reaction while promoting Pitch Perfect 3 in Sydney last week, sharing closeup pictures of her acne flare-up on Instagram.
“Yea it sucks… for me, I don’t see how it’s bothering so many others? But I’m a human. It happens,” Rose wrote.
“One side of my face is clear and the other side is a mess.”
Rose said her homecoming brought her to tears, slamming media outlets who criticised her for having pimples.
“This acne belongs to me, not them, and you are welcome to it,” she wrote.
“I never thought I’d see the day I’d leave my beautiful country balling my eyes out … when I was so excited to come home.”
Rose explained the flareup was from all the phone interviews she did for the upcoming film, and a bad reaction to hotel pillow cases.
The actress also took the opportunity to attack media outlets for “chaning the narrative to sell papers” after body shaming her for looking too thin at the Pitch Perfect 3 premiere on Wednesday.
“When you can UP the contrast and definition of a rare photo where I was probably taking it in… and change the narrative to sell papers,” she wrote.
“Also this is always my back… I have a tilted posterior (it’s why I have abs but no butt) from a bad car accident.”
Rose, 31, specifically called out The Daily Mail, accusing the website of insinuating she had an eating disorder.
“This issue at hand isn’t whether or not the DailyFail really ruined a beautiful experience for me by doing not 1 but about 8 back to back stories with this new unfounded narrative,” Rose said in a lengthy post.
“It’s that their RECKLESS, DANGEROUS, UNEDUCATED ‘writers’ put people at risk in doing so, they are not ‘concerned’ they are giddy with how many ways they can spin this to get clicks.
“They don’t care that they are using a term like anorexia as if it ISNT A SERIOUS AND DEADLY ILLNESS.
“It is very important to know what an eating disorder is, to know how to speak about it properly when you have such a platform such as a national newspaper.
“There is no blood on my hands here but I’d have felt responsibel if I’d left it… So from the bottom of my heart I am sorry if those stories triggered anything in anyone.”