Shay Mitchell Responds to Those Accusing Her of Faking Her Vacation Instagram Photos
By Tina Smithers Peckham
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Shay Mitchell is clapping back at her vacation doubters.
After the actress recently posted a round of vacation photos to Instagram, some accused her of being a "Pretty Little Liar"and faking some of her snaps taken abroad in China.
The former PLL star, who often documents her worldly travels on social media, responded to her haters on Friday with -- what else? -- a photo of the 30-year-old herself overlooking a gorgeous nighttime view of Shanghai's waterside attraction, The Bund.
"View so nice it almost looks... fake," she captioned the shot.
The image comes a couple of days after Stylecaster called out the star for sharing photos taken from other sources without providing credit. One photo in particular, posted to Mitchell's Instagram story, featured a stunning snap of Hong Kong's historic Monster Building, alongside the caption, "Night views." It was here that the fashion and entertainment website noticed a telling computer cursor in the lower left side of the shot.
The actress also shared another snap of a series of buildings that may inspire her "next nail polish change," but a reverse image search suggested that the shot is actually a photo from 2014, taken in Tokyo, Japan.
The website also pointed out similarities between a shot Mitchell shared from Shanghai’s Jing’an Temple and another image taken in 2016 by a different Instagram user. Both photos seem to feature identical tourists in the exact same placement exploring the ancient Buddhist temple.
The star later updated a few of her snaps taken in Asia to provide photographer credit, many of which reportedly weren't there previously, including an image of Xi’an’s world-famous Terracotta Warriors as well as a photo of a red door from Shanghai's Yu Garden.