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Ronda Rousey Apologizes for Posting Altered Photograph

“This goes against everything I believe, and I am extremely proud of every inch of my body,” she says of edited Instagram pic

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Ronda Rousey on 'The Tonight Show.'

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Ronda Rousey has apologized for posting an edited picture of herself on Instagram, saying it “goes against everything I believe.”

On Thursday, the erstwhile UFC champ posted a photo from her appearance on The Tonight Show, in which she shouted out her hair and makeup team. Hours later, after noticing that the picture had been digitally altered to slim down her arms, she posted that photo next to the original, along with a mea culpa to her fans.

“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.

“I can assure you all it will never happen again,” she continued. “I could not be more appalled and hope you all forgive me.”

Last year, a video in which Rousey discussed her physique – and dismissed “Do Nothing Bitches” – became a sensation, and pushed her to the forefront of the discussion on body shaming.

“I think it’s hilarious that people say my body looks masculine or something like that. I’m just like, ‘Listen just because my body was developed for a purpose other than fucking millionaires, doesn’t mean it’s masculine,'” she said. “I think it’s femininely badass as fuck, because there’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose, because I’m not a ‘Do Nothing Bitch.'”

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