While the shoot was intended to depict the closeness between the siblings, the actress’ attention was quickly drawn to something else: the fact her jaw appeared significantly smaller than usual.
Rather than sit back and accept it, the 27-year-old took her umbrage straight to Instagram. In a post yesterday, she slammed the photographer for editing her appearance and asked her fans to stop sharing the image.
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.
“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,” Willis captioned the photo.
“Whether or not they realise it, it is a form of bullying, which I won’t stand for.”
Many of Willis’ 575,000 followers rallied around her and shared messages of support.
“Good for you. It’s also reinforcing unrealistic image ideals for young girls. So tired of that shit,” one wrote. “This Photoshop being the norm BS has to stop. Nothing is real anymore!” posted another.
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However, others contested the actress’ description of photoshop as bullying.
“I’m sorry the artists’ vision for this shoot included features being altered… but this is not bullying,” one explained, while another posited, “It’s his/her job to make you look ‘better’. It’s not bullying, it’s a product that the photographer needs to be able to appeal to the majority of people.”