Tara Reid Shares Shocking Photo of Her Face Looking Bruised: 'This Is What Bullying Looks Like'

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Tara Reid sparked concern among her fans on Wednesday, when she shared an Instagram pic of herself appearing to be severely battered across the face.

The 40-year-old actress' face is marked with dark purple bruises in the snap, with her black mascara and eyeliner smudged. Fortunately, Reid's alarming look is actually just for her new anti-bullying movie, Worthless.

"Everyone be kind to each other," Reid writes in the caption. "This is what bullying looks like. #Worthless."

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On Monday, Reid announced her new project.

"I'm so excited being back in New Jersey where I was born and raised," she tweeted. "I'm shooting my new movie Worthless. It's an anti-bullying movie."

In July, Reid's rep accused Jenny McCarthy of bullying the Sharknado actress after she walked out of McCarthy's Sirius XM radio show following a shade-filled, cringe-worthy interview. Reid took issue with McCarthy asking her about her appearance on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, as well as her past experiences with plastic surgery.

"Tara is a positive person who is against women tearing each other down," Reid's rep told ET in a statement at the time. "She was bullied on Jenny's [show] and felt ambushed. She came into the show with a positive spirit and was in a happy mood. It was very unfortunate how Jenny shifted the conversation for her personal gain when the whole focus should be on Sharknado 4."

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ET sat down with Reid last February, when she candidly shared how negative comments about her body has affected her.

"I'm a human. If you cut me I bleed," Reid said. "I'm just like everyone else. I think that when people are famous, they don't realize that they are actually human."

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