Last night, Lena Dunham shared an image of her Tentaciones magazine cover on Instagram that looked very strange at first glance.
We already know magazines love their cover girls but if and only if they look much slimmer than they do in real life. A lot of commenters mentioned that maybe she had lost weight and that the magazine was only trying to show off her weight loss, since she does frequently post about her workout regimen, but here’s Lena on why she doesn’t know if it’s her own body anymore.
Lena showing off her curves.
In her Instagram post she said, “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 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.”
And we can’t blame Lena for being upset and blasting them publicly–she’s just as tired of the fashion industry’s bias as the rest of us.
To the ignorant people who think sending out false images of a woman who is proud of her body, have a seat.