It’s not uncommon for us to come across a story about a celebrity getting upset that their stomach, hips, legs or even arms were unrealistically edited in an image via post-production. What is uncommon is to come across an incident where it’s the subject’s face that received an unrealistic make-over in Photoshop.
But that’s exactly what happened with a recent photo of Rumer Willis. And she’s had no problem calling out the photographer for ‘bullying’ her through unrealistic manipulations.
Shared via Instagram, the 27-year-old Willis called out photographers Mark Williams and Sara Hirakawa for Photoshopping her face in an image that was to appear in Vanity Fair. According to Willis, the pair used post-processing to make her jaw appear smaller, a feature of hers that’s been made fun of many times before.
As can be seen in the post below, Willis says such drastic Photoshop measures ‘is a form of bullying […] whether or not [photographers] realize it.’
Below is a previous Instagram post of Willis (far right) for comparison:
In a statement to New York Magazine, Mark Williams and Sara Hirakawa claim they had no intention of altering Willis’ jaw or any other features. They also confirmed the image never appeared in Vanity Fair, either online or in print.