- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Actress Rumer Willis accused a pair of photographers of “bullying” her with a recent photo for Vanity Fair that she said was digitally altered to make her jaw look smaller.

The 27-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore posted the photo to her Instagram account Tuesday.

“Any friends of fans of mine who posted this I would appreciate if you took it down,” she wrote. “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.”

Photos of Ms. Willis taken by Mark Williams and Sara Hirakawa are featured in this month’s Vanity Fair magazine as part of a spread on celebrity sisters. Vanity Fair said the photo in question was an outtake and not published by the magazine.

The photographers issued a statement via Vanity Fair’s art department Wednesday.

“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.”

They added, “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.”

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