First of all, if you’re with a group of friends, it’s common courtesy to take pictures with everyone. Secondly, if you’re going to send James a request, you need to be as specific as possible. What he did to this picture is technically exactly what this person asked for.
Instead of leaving their lonely friend in the background, James cut and moved her to stand in the foreground, right in front of the camera. Maybe that was the requesters plan all along. Now they have a picture of three happy friends! Those are the kind of memories you should have with your buds.