The Lena Dunham photoshop scandal everyone's talking about.

Vogue‘s latest cover girl is Girls actor/creator/writer/essentially one-woman-show-er (although we do love us a bit of Shoshanna), Lena Dunham.

This is what she looked like on the cover:

And this is how she looked inside:

These are nice pictures. But they are also photoshopped pictures. Because that’s how Vogue rolls.

Lena Dunham is a celebrity who has always taken pride in being ‘real’. Her show depicts ‘real’ sex scenes, follows the mundane plot lines that typify the lives of ‘real’ twenty-somethings, and Lena acts as an advocate for ‘real’ bodies being shown on screen. It is within this context that US feminist website Jezebel offered a $10,000 reward for anyone who could provide them with the ‘real’ – i.e. unretouched – pictures from Dunham’s photoshoot.

When their bounty was first announced, Lena responded by saying that all people who wanted to see her unretouched needed to do was watch her show:


But, that $10k must have found a home because, this morning, Jezebel published the images.

Here are some of their comparison GIFs:

You can see the rest by clicking here.

Both Lena and Vogue have responded.

Lena questioned Jezebel‘s motivations, Tweeting:

Whereas Vogue seemed to be quite upset that all of the effort they went to putting a live bird on Lena’s head had been dismissed as computer trickery. They posted on Instagram:

… And that’s where we’re at now.

Over to you: do you think that Jezebel should have sought out Lena Dunham’s unaltered Vogue photoshoot?