Why did Vogue photoshop Lena Dunham?

Fans of HBO's Girls have surely seen the latest cover of Vogue, which features talented actress and writer Lena Dunham looking fabulous. But just how fabulous? Feminist blog Jezebel offered the public $10,000 for copies of Dunham's unretouched photos, and their call was answered within two hours.

Image credit Jezebel.

Image credit Jezebel.

Below, Jezebel compares Dunham's actual image with the one that ran in Vogue. In an era when body image acceptance is becoming the rule rather than the exception, is it acceptable to alter a star's image to conform with the beauty standard?

Vogue photoshopped this image of Lena Dunham so she appears thinner, shaplier, and with softer facial contours. Image credit Jezebel.

Vogue photoshopped this image of Lena Dunham so she appears thinner, shaplier, and with softer facial contours. Image credit Jezebel.

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