Lena Dunham Sorry Over Photoshop Disagreement

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Lena Dunham sorry over photoshopping row

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Lena Dunham has backed down from comments she made accusing editors of a Spanish magazine of photoshopping an image of her.

The Girls creator reacted angrily after staff at Tentaciones magazine shared the cover of the latest issue, featuring a picture of Dunham she claimed had been digitally altered to make her look slimmer.

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Dunham posted the shot, which featured her wearing a white sleeveless shift dress, on Instagram, and suggested it was “more than the average photoshop” and adding it was, “NOT what my body has ever looked like or will ever look like.”

On Tuesday magazine bosses published an open letter to the TV star on Spanish newspaper website El Pais, insisting they had not digitally retouched the picture.

In a reply to the letter, also posted on Instagram, Dunham stopped short of accepting the picture had not been altered at all, but admitted magazine staff may not have been responsible.

“Hey Tentaciones – 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 wrote.

Hey Tentaciones- 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. I understand that a whole bunch of people approved this photo before it got to you- and why wouldn't they? I look great. 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.) 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 PS I'd love the Tentaciones subscription I was offered!

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“I understand that a whole bunch of people approved this photo before it got to you – and why wouldn’t they? I look great. 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). I’m not blaming anyone (y’know, except society at large).”

She then apologized to editors for making them “the problem,” adding, “Time to get to the bottom of this in a bigger way. Time to walk the talk. With endless love, Lena PS I’d love the Tentaciones subscription I was offered!”

A spokesperson for Prisa, the company which publishes Tentaciones, has praised the actress for her “lovely response.”

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