Lena Dunham has responded to the outcry about her digitally altered Vogue cover and photo shoot, though she doesn’t explicitly mention Jezebel’s $10,000 call for unretouched images from the spread (answered this morning, with more of a whimper than a bang). On tour in Paris on Friday, the actress/director/writer/voice of her generation told Slate France:
"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. 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."
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