Rumer Willis Calls Out Photographers For Photoshopping Her Jawline
Rumer Willis is the latest celebrity to slam the use of Photoshopping to alter her appearance.
Rumer Willis Slams Photoshopping
Willis, 27, took to Instagram Tuesday to call out the photographers who took a picture of her with sisters Talulah and Scout, claiming that they had used Photoshop to make her face and jaw appear smaller. The actress and singer stated that such use of Photoshop was akin to bullying.
“Any friends of fans of mine who posted this I would appreciate if you took it down. The photographer Photoshopped my face to make my jaw smaller and I find it really offensive for anyone to try and change the way you look so drastically,” Willis wrote. “I love the way I look and I won’t support anyone who would feel a need to change the way I look to make me beautiful. Whether or not they realize it, it is a form of bullying, which I won’t stand for.”
On Wednesday, Mark Williams and Sara Hirakawa, the married photography duo behind the portrait of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis‘ daughters, released a statement to address the controversy. According to the photographers, they did not intentionally attempt to alter Willis’ features. However, they do concede that any perceived difference in appearance could be the result of how the picture was shot and the necessary retouching that followed.
“The retouching that was done to the photograph was only done to resolve some distortion with using a wide angle lens for a group shot, and not to alter or modify anyone’s face,” they said in a statement to People. “We used a wide angle lens, and it might’ve made Rumer’s chin look smaller from the higher angle that we shot the image.”
“We did correct for the optics of the lens slightly as people’s heads get distorted through the wide angle lens. We certainly did not intend to change the way she naturally looks. Our intention was to capture the special bond between Rumer and her sisters,” the photographers added. “It saddens us that Rumer feels the way she does about the image and hope she understands that there was never any intention with it to alter her appearance.”
In conclusion, Williams and Hirakawa stated, “We should make clear that this image was an outtake and was not published in Vanity Fair or vf.com nor did they ever see it.”