Lena Dunham promises to not have her images Photoshopped ever again
9 March 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Actress Lena Dunham and HBO show “Girls” star and creator has once again rallied against body image dictated by society as she promised never to have her photos retouched ever again.
The 29-year-old has slammed her 2014 Vogue cover and her most recent appearance on the latest issue of Tentaciones . The actress is not new to this as she always called into question the dictates of the society that people should be thinner and perfected.
In the latest issue of her newsletter Lenny Letter, Dunham wrote: "[I am] not done with getting my picture taken (once an insufferable ham, always an insufferable ham) but 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."
The Tentaciones March cover was the tipping point for Dunham, she pointed out in her newsletter that the cover photo was not the reason for her outburst but it is the issue that is deep-rooted with the society. She said that something snapped when she saw the cover noting that it could have been the felling of barely recognizing herself then being told it was a hundred percent her.
Dunham continued, “Maybe it was realizing that was an image I had at some point seen, approved, and most likely loved. Maybe it was the fact that I no longer understand what my own thighs look like.”
Tentaciones said in a statement that the 2013 photo of Dunham standing in a mod-inspired swing dress with her arm draped over her head was approved by the agency, the photographer who took it and the actress’ publicist.
Dunham added in her post that she heard photographers say that they will fix her photos post the shooting. She said that she was aware that it was not about the shadow or the wrinkle on her shirt but it was the parts of her that are “ungainly and overstuffed.”
She continued, "But, I didn't ask questions, assuming this was the game that made the rest of my creative life possible. I also didn't ask questions because it feels nice to look at a photo of yourself where everything that's ever felt like too much is suddenly under perfect, glossy control." Dunham then said that she respects the people who creates such magazines and she thanks them for her few appearances and making her feel gorgeous.
However, she no longer wants to he Photoshopped as that is the only body she has and she loves it.