Australian actress Rebel Wilson had a dream come true this week as she became a Vogue Australia cover girl for the June issue. She proudly tweeted a photo of the cover, but as is often the case with social media, some people who saw it decided to advise her that it was problematic, because, according to them, the star had been heavily photoshopped.
Wilson, pleased with how she appeared in the photo (and rightly so) happily shared the images on Twitter, writing that the photoshoot was an “amazing experience” she never expected to have, but was so grateful that she did.
I never would’ve thought this element would be added to my life: Vogue Covergirl. This was such an amazing experience, thank you Vogue Australia and to all the designers and stylists who worked on this shoot! June issue @vogueaustralia on sale May 28th x ????: @nicolebentleyphoto pic.twitter.com/CqV0FSrMPu
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) May 22, 2018
Almost immediately, social media users accused the actor of appearing differently to her usual self. They questioned whether the photos had been photoshopped to make Wilson appear slimmer than she is in real life.
They altered the photo. Look at her face and hands. Slimmed down. Why can’t they just show her in her natural beauty.????
— Laura Barzallo (@LauraBarzallo) May 22, 2018
I’m a big fan of Rebel have been since The Wedge days, but your face looks like it’s been altered. I hope this isn’t the case, and I’m wrong, cos ur perfect the way u are, but scroll down to the photo beneath…
— Perfect Illusion (@RoycieGaGa) May 22, 2018