Lena Dunham has never been one to shy away from standing up for women.
So when she was featured on the cover of Tentaciones, she called them out on Instagram for heavily retouching her body.
“Oh hello Spanish magazine Tentaciones! I am genuinely honored to be on your cover and so happy you used a pic by @ruvenafanador — he always makes me feel gorgeous,” the Girls star wrote.
“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.”
However, the magazine responded to her post saying they had not retouched the photo.
So naturally, she jumped back onto Instagram to call them out – AGAIN!
“Thank you for sending the uncropped image (note to the confused: not unretouched, uncropped!) and for being so good natured about my request for accuracy,” she said.
“But it’s a weird feeling to see a photo and not know if it’s your own body anymore (and I’m pretty sure that will never be my thigh width but I honestly can’t tell what’s been slimmed and what hasn’t).
“Maybe it’s seeing my candidate of choice get bashed as much for having a normal woman’s body as she is for her policies.”
“I’m not blaming anyone (y’know, except society at large.) I have a long and complicated history with retouching. I wanna live in this wild world and play the game and get my work seen, and I also want to be honest about who I am and what I stand for.
"Maybe it’s turning 30. Maybe it’s seeing my candidate of choice get bashed as much for having a normal woman’s body as she is for her policies. Maybe it’s getting sick and realizing ALL that matters is that this body work, not that it be milky white and slim.
"But I want something different now. Thanks for helping me figure that out and sorry to make you the problem, you cool Spanish magazine you.
"Time to get to the bottom of this in a bigger way. Time to walk the talk. With endless love, Lena.”
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