Lena Dunham released a statement in response to negative comments about her Vogue photo shoot.
Feminist sites criticized Dunham and the magazine for allegedly enhancing the star’s photos to make her look slimmer.
“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,” explained Dunham. “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.”
“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.”
Dunham stars in HBO’s Girls, now in the midst of its third season.
HBO recently confirmed the show’s renewal for a fourth season.