Lena Dunham is once again declaring war against Photoshop — but for real this time.
In her latest Lenny Letter, the 29-year-old Girls creator promises not to be apart of any project or photo where her body or appearance will be altered.
This all comes after the controversy surrounding the Tentaciones March cover where the actress' obviously-retouched image was supposedly "approved by the agency, the photographer and your publicist," according to the mag.
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Miz Duham asserts:
"But 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 and studying the picture closely for clues. 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. But I knew that I was done."
The consistent champion for body confidence continues:
"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. I respect the people who create those magazines and the job they have to do. I thank them for letting me make a few appearances and for making me feel gorgeous along the way. But I bid farewell to an era when my body was fair game.
I'm not the first female actor to express this, to demand a different approach. I'm looking at you, Kate Winslet, Jamie Lee Curtis, Zendaya. Thank you for letting me know that making such a choice or statement was possible. If any magazines want to guarantee they'll let my stomach roll show and my reddened cheek make an appearance, I am your girl Friday. Anything that will let me be honest with you. But moreover, I want to be honest with me. "
You go, Lena!!!
In an effort to be true to herself and her fans, the author concludes:
"This body is the only one I have. I love it for what it's given me. I hate it for what it's denied me. And now, without further ado, I want to be able to pick my own thigh out of a lineup."
We praise Lena for her openness and honesty!
Hopefully there will be more where this came from!
[Image via Lena Dunham.]
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