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FitnessBytes: Lena Dunham Responds to Vogue Body Shaming

FitnessBytes: Lena Dunham Responds to Vogue Body Shaming
January 17, 2014 WES FERGUSON
Lena Dunham Vogue February 2014

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Okay, so let’s break it down. The real controversy over Girls star Lena Dunham‘s Vogue magazine cover shoot is that she doesn’t look fat enough. Seriously. A bunch of hens are clucking over the fact that the writer / actress was SHOCKINGLY Photoshopped in all her pics. Jezebel went so far as to offer a $10,000 reward for the unaltered originals (which are now available). Are you freaking kidding me? That’s out of control. I don’t know about you but if I’m ever featured in Vogue, I hope they Photoshop the ever-living f*ck out of me.

Lena Dunham Vogue February 2014

This is fat shaming at it’s worst, because there’s no reason to point out every flaw and skin roll. Anyways Lena is hardly FAT, you guys. She obviously doesn’t have a rock hard gym body, but so what? It wasn’t a bikini shoot. Calm down. She looks perfectly healthy and happy. Or as happy as you’re allowed to look in Vogue.

I’m not the only one who thinks this is utterly ridiculous.

“I know that I felt really like Vogue supported me and wanted to put a depiction of me on the cover,” Lena told Slate France. “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.”

Lena Dunham Vogue February 2014

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Lena Dunham Vogue February 2014

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