Vogue Lashes Back After Lena Dunham Photoshop Drama, Posts Unretouched Pics From Shoot

Actress has spoken out on Twitter as well

By Lily Harrison Jan 17, 2014 7:58 PMTags
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Rule No. 1: Don't mess with Vogue.

The fashion bible posted a behind-the-scenes picture from their photo shoot with Lena Dunham just hours after untouched photos surfaced on another website.

The image shows the back of the Girls star's head with someone adjusting the pigeon resting on top of her head.

On Thursday, feminist blog Jezebel offered $10,000 in exchange for the original photographs of the actress from the magazine spread.

And sure enough, they received six allegedly unaltered images of Dunham within two hours of the original story being posted.


The blog claimed that the pic of Dunham with the bird was entirely Photoshopped, and that the pigeon was from a stock photo.

Clearly, Vogue has debunked this theory with their latest Instagram pic.

The mag captioned the pic, "The Vogue pigeon. Any questions?" Boom!

But they're not the only ones who are less-than pleased with the recent drama surrounding the February issue of the publication.

The 27-year-old took to Twitter to vent her frustrations over the entire ordeal.

"Some s--t is just too ridiculous to engage. Let's use our energy wisely, 2014," she wrote on Thursday.

"10k? Give it to charity then just order HBO."

Jezebel editor Jessica Coen explained in the original post that her efforts weren't to shame the Girls creator, but to highlight the magazine's double standards.

"Lena Dunham is a woman who trumpets body positivity, who's unabashedly feminist, who has said that her naked body is 'a realistic expression of what it's like to be alive' and 'if you are not into me, that's your problem," she wrote.

"Her body is real. She is real. And for as lovely as the Vogue pictures are, they're probably not terribly real."

Dunham responded to Coen's criticism on Friday morning on Twitter, saying, "Way cooler when people do things out of pure blind spite than out of faux altruism."

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