Ronda Rousey Apologises For Posting Photoshopped Image That Made Her Arms Skinnier 

Ronda Rousey Apologizes For Posting Photoshopped Image That Made Her Arms Skinnier

Ronda Rousey, MMA fighter and general badass, has apologised to her followers on Instagram for sharing a picture of her that had been photoshopped. The image was intended to promote her appearance on Jimmy Fallon and she didn't notice the alterations until later. As you can see from the side-by-side that she posted, her right arm was altered to look thinner. The wonders of Photoshop are of course a double-edged sword that can be used for good and evil. In this case it was closer to the latter, contributing to the debate over body image issues that athletes can face when they're the subject of so much media attention.

Rousey says that she won't out the person who photoshopped the image, but it'd be tough to imagine that it was anyone but those who handle publicity for Fallon or Rousey.

From Instagram:

I have to make an apology to everyone - I was sent a picture to share on social for Fallon that was altered without me knowing to make my arms look smaller. I won't say by who - I know it was done with severely misplaced positive intentions - but this goes against everything I believe and I am extremely proud of every inch of my body. And I can assure you all it will never happen again. I could not be more appalled and hope you all forgive me

It really does seem like an honest mistake on Rousey's part, but as she said, whoever made the image had "misplaced positive intentions" to say the least.

Kinja user Sean Hodgins made this gif to show that it's not just her arms that were manipulated:

Ronda Rousey Apologizes For Posting Photoshopped Image That Made Her Arms Skinnier

As one of Sports Illustrated's latest cover models who posed in nothing but body paint, it's unbelievable that anyone thought Rousey should be photoshopped. And Rousey really isn't the one who should be apologising. Whoever made the image should be doing that.

Ronda Rousey Apologizes For Posting Photoshopped Image That Made Her Arms Skinnier


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    Sickening. She has an amazing body naturally, I just don't get the "why", I will never understand peoples fascination with manipulating reality. What's wrong with reality?

    Last edited 20/02/16 5:45 pm

      Humans have been obsessed with manipulating reality since we could tell the difference between the real, and the fantastical.

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