Lena Dunham has taken to social media to blast the Spanish publication Tentaciones for over photoshopping a picture of her for their current cover. The Girls star thanked the magazine for featuring her in the March issue but insists, “This is not what my body has ever looked like or will ever look like. The magazine has done more than the average photoshop.”
Oh hello El Pais! I am genuinely honored to be on your cover and so happy you licensed a pic by @ruvenafanador, who always makes me feel gorgeous. BUT this is NOT what my body has ever looked like or will ever look like- the magazine has done more than the average photoshop. So if you're into what I do, why not be honest with your readers? Much love, Lena. credit to @peguerillo_ for this of a
The cover shows the actress dressed in a white sheath dress and it appears some editing has been made to her arms and legs. “If you're into what I do, why not be honest with your readers?” asked the actress on Instagram.
Shortly after Lena's post, the magazine responded to the criticism stating that editors "used the original that was sent to us without applying any retouching," adding, "Those who know and follow our magazine know that we do not use Photoshop or other digital tools to change the physique of the people featured on our cover or inside stories. This time we just cut the original image to fit the format of our cover."
The 29-year-old star has been very candid about her struggles with body image in the past but now says, “I feel really good with my size. I know when I say that people are like, ‘mm hmm’, but I just do. It used to be when I went into a room with all thin women I felt like, what’s wrong with me? Now I just feel special.”