It’s become something of a trend for strong female celebs to call out photographers and publications that retouch their photos to make them look thinner. Lena Dunham, Kerry Washington and Zendaya have all done it, and now there’s a new woman added to their ranks: Rumer Willis.
Willis took to Instagram to post a photo from her new Vanity Fair spread. In the photo, her jawline has been trimmed down to appear slimmer. Willis wrote, “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.”
It’s especially disheartening, because Willis is gorgeous and doesn’t need to have her photos altered, but that hasn’t stopped her from having body image issues. Last year, when she was competing on Dancing with the Stars, she opened up about how her self-doubt almost drove her to plastic surgery.
“People would say I looked like a man or something called a ‘buttaface,’ which means everything good but her face, or potato head was the big term that everyone used a lot, basically making fun of the way I looked,” she said. “For years I thought, ‘Maybe I can get plastic surgery… If I change my face or get really skinny, that will be it, that will be the answer.’ And it’s not.”