Ronda Rousey apologized for posting a Photoshopped image of herself on Instagram in a post juxtaposing the original and altered versions of the photo.
Rousey posted the original photo after appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week. In the caption of the second photo, she wrote that she had not realized someone had altered the photo to make her arms appear slimmer.
“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,” Rousey wrote. “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.”
Rousey has previously spoken about body image when she explained her “do nothing b----” catchphrase before UFC 190 in August, saying “there’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose.”
Rousey filed for a trademark on the label “Do Nothing B----” in August to promote self-reliant women.
- Erin Flynn