The 27 year old took part in the photoshoot with her sisters Tallulah and Scout.
Rumer Willis has accused a photography team who conducted a photoshoot with her for Vanity Fair magazine of photoshopping an image of her without permission, to make her jawline look smaller.
The 27 year old actress, the eldest daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, alleges that photographers Mark Williams and Sara Hirakawa digitally altered a photo they took of her and her younger sisters, Tallulah and Scout.
Taking to Instagram to share the photo, hoping that other people who saw it would take it down, she said that such digital manipulation of somebody’s body without their permission was “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 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.
“Any friends of fans of mine who posted this I would appreciate if you took it down,” she captioned the post. “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 I won't support anyone who would feel a need to change the way I look to make me beautiful,” she continued. “Whether or not they realize it, it is a form of bullying, which I won't stand for.”
With nearly 8,000 shares in the 24 hours since she posted in on Tuesday (May 3rd), the photography team issued an apology and a clarification of their process the following day, adding that the image was an out-take and not published via any Vanity Fair outlet.
“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 told E! News. “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.”