A lot of celebrities these days seem to be fighting back against the Photoshop overload that infiltrates our lives (we’re looking at you, Meghan Trainor). But now, Lena Dunham is taking the biggest stance of all—refusing to allow magazines to feature retouched images of her.
Here’s how Lena felt when she saw a heavily Photoshopped picture of her on the cover of Tentaciones:
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 📸
Yikes. In her most recent newsletter, Lena writes, “Something snapped when I saw that Spanish cover. Maybe it was the feeling of barely recognizing myself and then being told it was 100 percent me but knowing it probably wasn’t.”
She then went on to lay down the law. “[I’m] done with allowing images that retouch and reconfigure my face and body to be released into the world. The gap between what I believe and what I allow to be done to my image has to close now. If that means no more fashion-magazine covers, so be it.”
We couldn’t be more proud of our girl Lena for taking a stand against something that’s so deeply rooted in many body confidence issues.