NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Spanish magazine has fired back at actress Lena Dunham after she accused them of Photoshopping her image.
The “Girls” star appeared on the cover of the “Tentaciones” supplement in Spain’s “El País” newspaper, but Dunham said in an Instagram post that her thighs, arms and face were made to look slimmer.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/19 Wednesday Morning Forecast
According to Dunham, her image was licensed to the magazine by fashion, celebrity and portrait photographer Ruven Afanado, who she said “always makes me feel gorgeous.”
Dunham said that she was honored to be on the cover, but that the retouched photo did not “reflect what my body has ever looked like or will ever look like.”
After encouraging the magazine to be honest with its readers, “Tentaciones” released another version of the same image of Dunham, but according to the actress it was simply an uncropped version, not unretouched.Islanders Win In Shootout, Hand Flyers 9th Straight Loss
“I understand that a whole bunch of people approved this photo before it got to you- and why wouldn’t they? I look great,” she said in a second Instagram post Tuesday. “But it’s a weird feeling to see a photo and not know if it’s your own body anymore.”
Dunham said she isn’t blaming anyone, but that she has a “long and complicated history” with photoshopped and retouched images.
“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,” she continued on her Instagram post. “…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.”
Dunham ended her Instagram post by accepting the magazine’s offer for a subscription.MORE NEWS: Towns' Three-Point Play Helps Wolves Edge Knicks