Rumer Willis Called Out A Photographer For Photoshopping Her Jaw
"I find it offensive and whether they realise it or not, this is a form of bullying I won't stand for."
Rumer Willis, along with her sisters Tallulah and Scout, recently posed for the latest edition of Vanity Fair.
However, it appears that the image used by the photographer to publicise the shoot was Photoshopped to change the size and shape of Rumer's jawline.
And there is undoubtedly a marked difference.
And it's something she addressed in this Instagram caption, calling the alterations "offensive" and "a form of 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. I love the way I look and 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 don't stand for."
It's not the first time Rumer has spoken out against body-shamers. She wrote an essay for Glamour after appearing on Dancing With the Stars, in which she implored people to stop criticising and bullying others for their physical appearance.
"We all need to stop bullying ourselves and being cruel to other women. Attacking one another instead of supporting one another has become the norm. Life's hard enough as it is. Let's find strength in the fact that we're different and unique. Let's allow ourselves to say, 'These are my flaws, but I'm still beautiful.' Let's find our own value, know what we have to offer — and know that that is enough."
And she also shared this image on her Instagram after being bombarded with abuse about her physical appearance in the comments of her photos.
The caption read:
"Necessary reminder to all of the toxic people spreading negativity in my comments. I will not allow the space I have created to share parts of my life with you all to become a breeding ground for people to spread there judgment and hate. If you have nothing nice to say stay out of my comments. It truly makes me sad that we can't just support and give love and help lift each other up instead of putting each other down to quell or own insecurities. #exactly #spreadlove"
👏 Yes, Rumer. 🙏
A statement released to BuzzFeed on behalf of the photographers read:
"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. 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.
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.
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."