Lena Dunham Responds To Jezebel’s Vogue Photo-Retouching Gaffe

Lena Responds
Lena Dunham Responds To Jezebel's Vogue Photo-Retouching Gaffe

After allegedly paying $10,000 for Lena Dunham’s unretouched Vogue photos, Jezebel failed to prove their point about how “insidious” the magazine’s intentions were. While there was some retouching done on Dunham, it was fairly minimal and completely unremarkable — a nip here and a pigeon there to make the images look more streamlined. In a recent interview with Grantland, Dunham shared her thoughts on the whole debacle, calling it “such a monumental error in [Jezebel's] approach to feminism“:

“I was kind of scared to see the un-retouched images of me. I was like, maybe I’m delusional and I don’t look how I think I look. And it was like — they smoothed a line here, and shaved a line on my neck. It was the most minimal retouching. I felt completely respected by Vogue. I felt like thank you for removing the one line from my face because I’m 27 years old and shouldn’t have that there, I appreciate this and instead of going like, ‘Hey we kind of f**ked up, these pictures aren’t that retouched, Lena, enjoy the Vogue spread that you’ve been excited about since you were 8 years old’.’ They were like, ‘She’s not retouched, but she could’ve been.’ It was this weird almost political maneuvering that I just had a lot of trouble respecting.”

Ouch. But I can’t help but agree with her reaction. What a waste of $10,000. [Cosmopolitan]

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