Well this certainly took an awkward turn.
Since the Girls creator is a total class act, she took to Instagram on Tuesday to apologize for jumping to assumptions before having all the facts. The brunette beauty even penned a lengthy explanation as to why she felt so heated about the mere idea that she’d been retouched.
Hey Tentaciones- thank you for sending the uncropped image (note to the confused: not unretouched, uncropped!) and for being so good natured about my request for accuracy. I understand that a whole bunch of people approved this photo before it got to you- and why wouldn’t they? I look great. But it’s a weird feeling to see a photo and not know if it’s your own body anymore (and I’m pretty sure that will never be my thigh width but I honestly can’t tell what’s been slimmed and what hasn’t.) I’m not blaming anyone (y’know, except society at large.) I have a long and complicated history with retouching. 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. Maybe it’s turning 30. Maybe it’s seeing my candidate of choice get bashed as much for having a normal woman’s body as she is for her policies. 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. Time to get to the bottom of this in a bigger way. Time to walk the talk. With endless love, Lena PS I’d love the Tentaciones subscription I was offered!A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Mar 1, 2016 at 8:40am PST
Well said! In case you forgot, the Lenny Letter writer opened up about her rough battle with endometriosis back in November and it has since gotten in the way of her doing press for the latest season of her HBO hit.
Though Miz Dunham may have jumped the gun a bit, we’re still happy to see that she’s such an advocate for body confidence. Bravo!
[Image via Lena Dunham/Instagram.]