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‘Girls’ actress Lena Dunham covers the latest issue of Vogue magazine and also poses inside for an editorial shot around NYC. Lena has always been outspoken when it comes to her body image, saying she won’t be shamed in to dieting and isn’t afraid to bare all in front of the cameras in order to show her figure truthfully. Naturally, she then came under fire for the Vogue shoot as it appeared to be heavily Photoshopped, turning Lena in to a more “acceptable” version of herself – the very notion she seems to rail against. She commented on her critics:

“I understand that for people there is a contradiction between what I do and being on the cover of Vogue; but frankly I really don’t know what the photoshopping situation is, I can’t look at myself really objectively in that way. I know that I felt really like Vogue supported me and wanted to put a depiction of me on the cover. I never felt bullied into anything; I felt really happy because they dressed me and styled me in a way that really reflects who I am. And I felt that was very lucky and that all the editors understood my persona, my creativity and who I am.”

Lena adds that she doesn’t see why her appearance in Vogue has been so controversial because she still sees it as a move forward because she isn’t a typical cover girl for the magazine:

“I haven’t been keeping track of all the reactions, but I know some people have been very angry about the cover and that confuses me a little. I don’t understand why, photoshop or no, having a woman who is different than the typical Vogue cover girl, could be a bad thing.”