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Serena Williams' fans speak out against Photoshopped Instagram (which was quickly replaced)

Fans are upset over the suspected Photoshop that went into a photo Serena Williams shared on her Instagram.
/ Source: TODAY

Although being named one of People magazine's most beautiful women in the world should be a moment of celebration for tennis star Serena Williams, it upset some fans who noticed a version of the photo shoot Williams posted on Instagram was likely altered.

The 34-year-old shared a sneak peek of her appearance in the May 2 issue, writing "People mag most beautiful 2016" accompanied by a fist-pump emoji.

The photo has since garnered nearly 42,000 likes and hundreds of comments, most of which address the rumors that some editing had been done.

"Your waist is already tiny, I'm not sure why they felt the need to Photoshop, you're still a goddess either way," one user commented.

But it was the original photo Williams posted that caused the uproar. Fans immediately recognized that her body had been Photoshopped, and she quickly replaced it with what appears to be the non-edited version.

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This isn't the first time that a star has been in the limelight for questions surrounding Photoshopped images.

Three weeks ago, Kerry Washington spoke out about falling victim to the editing software, telling Matt Lauer in an interview on TODAY: "My big complaint was that it felt altered — in general. It wasn't that there was something specific. It was the feeling of looking at something and knowing that it had been altered."

She had also spoken out on Instagram, writing: "I just felt weary. It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror. It's an unfortunate feeling."

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