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Instagram user majorly backpedalled after Amy Schumer discovered their Facetuned version of her

Was this necessary?

WHEN YOUR INSTAGRAM account is followed by just 43 people, it’s unlikely you would expect to come to the attention of a Hollywood star.

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However, when you dedicate a post to the various ways you think they could improve their appearance, there’s a higher chance they may find out about it.

And that’s exactly what happened when Instagram user, iacewlguy, decided to photoshop Amy Schumer’s body in recent days.

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After digitally altering a photograph of the actress in a bikini, iacewlguy placed the original and the edited alongside each other, before declaring that the edited version was much more appealing.

So far, so obnoxious.

And naturally, Amy had something to say on the matter once it was brought to her attention.

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Commenting on the photo which has since been deleted, the 37-year-old wrote:

I disagree. I like how I really look. That’s my body. I love my body for being strong and healthy and sexy. I look like I’d give a good hug or have a drink with you. The other picture looks nice but it’s not me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts as well. See, we’re both right.

And then came the back-pedalling.

Seemingly mortified to have been caught out wasting their time editing photos of strangers, they replied:

I’m sorry Amy. I had no idea you’d see this. I understand that this can be seen as negative, but I really wasn’t trying to be! 

Eh, right so. Anything else?

I was just curious and decided to see what you’d look like with my face tune app and I didn’t realise that it was that bad. I’m sorry for my ignorance and I will take it down.

They finished off the apology with a nod to Amy’s career, saying: “I hope you continue to be a successful comedian!’

Nice save.

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iacewlguy were true to their word, and deleted the photo, before sharing a screenshot the exchange that took place beneath it in a separate post.

Reiterating their regret in the caption, the wrote:

Well, like I said in my comment, I’m sorry Amy! It was unfair to do that to you. I didn’t think much about it when I first posted the pic. I’ve seen a lot of people photoshopping celebrities so I didn’t think mine would even be a blip.

They admitted that Amy wasn’t the only person to call them out on it.

I spent like 30 min making the photo and I should have never posted it! I’m glad people called out this post! That was a dick move on my end. Well all I can do is apologise, I’m sorry. 

In fact, they’re so sorry that they confirmed in a follow-up post that they would no longer use the account for its original purpose.

Fair enough.

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