(LOS ANGELES) — A day after Rumer Willis shared an angry Instagram post over a Vanity Fair photo shoot in which she claims her jaw was Photoshopped to make it appear smaller, the photographers responsible for the picture have responded to the accusation.
In a statement to People magazine Wednesday, photographers Mark Williams and Sara Hirakawa insisted, “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. 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,” they continued. “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.”
Add Williams and Hirakawa, “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.”
The photographers also clarified that the photo in question was an outtake from the shoot, and not published in Vanity Fair or on the magazine’s website.
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