Lena Dunham doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.
The writer and star of HBO’s Girls told Slate France that the controversy over digitally-altered images from a Vogue photo shoot “confuses me a little.” The fact that she was on the cover at all was for the better, she said, since she is not a typical cover girl.
The untouched images were obtained and posted by Jezebel Friday (the site offered a $10,000 bounty!) after Vogue put her on the cover of the February magazine.
“I know that I felt really likeVogue 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.”