Lena Dunham Slams Magazine For Photoshop; Publishers Hit Back

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After a middling (at best) third season, Girls is off to a strong start in its fourth go-round, and even more impressively, the show's co-creator and star, Lena Dunham, has kept things mostly controversy-free throughout the pre-season promotional blitz.

Unfortunately, it looks like as of today, Lena will have to re-set the "days since last public feud with a major publication" sign that undoubtedly hangs beneath an Edison light bulb in her Brooklyn office that we're gonna assume was converted from a meat packing plant, or some other such hipster cliche. 

Lena Dunham: Photoshopped?

The 29-year-old's latest tiff stems from the above cover of the Spanish-language pop culture magazine El Pais Tentaciones.

Dunham posted a photo of the cover on Instagram, along with the following caption:

"This is NOT what my body has ever looked like or will ever look like – the magazine has done more than the average photoshop...If you’re into what I do, why not be honest with your readers?"

Surprisingly, the staff at Tentaciones immediately shot back with a statement in which they not only deny any Photoshop wrongdoing, but also claim that a copy of the original photo was sent to Lena's team, who approved it for publication.

Even if Lena is just stirring up controversy or simply mistaken, it's obviously not as bad as the time she compared online criticism to domestic abuse, and it's certainly not as bad as when she wrote about inappropriately touching her sister in her memoir.

Hell, it's not even as bad as the time she played Homer's mistress on an episode of The Simpsons (arguably her most underrated scandal), but if someone on her staff really did sign off on the photo, she may have pointed a finger in the wrong direction.

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Lena Dunham Quotes

My mother and I have a massive fight when I choose to wear a banana-printed belly shirt and pink leggings to the Vatican.

I am 20 years old and hate myself. My hair, my face, the curve of my stomach. The way my voice comes out wavering and my poems come out maudlin.