Jessie J Asked Fans to "Stop Editing" Her Face In Photos
She's recently noticed an uptick in people retouching her nose, chin, and lips.
It's no doubt flattering to get tagged in fan art. Plenty of celebs repost photos of creative illustrations from their admirers.
What's probably not so flattering? Seeing a fan post a photo of you that's been heavily retouched to how they think you should look.
Jessie J recently shared that she's been "noticing more and more pictures my fans are posting of me where my face is edited," she wrote on her Instagram Story. (Related: Jessie J Shared a Video of Herself Crying, Urging Her Followers to Embrace Grief)
She's even seen a pattern in the changes people make in the photos. "My nose is often made smaller and pointy, my chin is smaller, my lips are bigger. Please STOP EDITING MY FACE," she wrote.
The singer went on to explain that she's personally cool with how she looks, sans digital retouching. "I look like what I look like," she said. "I like my face, flaws and all. If you don't like my face the way it is. Then don't post pictures of it."
This isn't the first time Jessie J has suggested her followers start accepting how she actually looks. She recently posted a bikini photo to Instagram, writing in the caption, "Oh and for those telling me I have cellulite. I know. I own a mirror." (Related: Jessie J Shares the #1 Secret to Staying Motivated at the Gym)
When you think of someone getting called out for editing Instagram pics, your first thought is probably a celeb or influencer being blasted for a curvy railing in the background of their photo. But it's not all that rare for celebs to point out edited photos of themselves that they had no hand in tweaking. To name a few, Lili Reinhart, Amy Schumer, and Ronda Rousey have all expressed how much they dislike seeing retouched photos of themselves on social media.
"Please stop editing my face" isn't a request anyone should have to make, celebrity or not. But the internet is the internet, and Jessie J's concise, body-positive response should make it clear to everyone that she's not okay with it.