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Lena Dunham on Jezebel's photo reveal; 'It felt gross'


Lena Dunham has addressed the controversy over Jezebel buying untouched pictures of her Vogue shoot

Writer and actress Lena Dunham has spoken about Jezebel's decision to published images of her Vogue photoshoot before they were retouched.

Famous for its whistle-blowing approach to glossy magazine images, US feminist blog Jezebel paid £6,000 for the unaltered images of Dunham's February Vogue cover which they then chose to publish on their website.

And, while Lena has remained tight lipped on the situation, in a recently aired interview with US commentator Bill Simmons she finally addressed the decision, saying “They made such a monumental error in their approach to feminism… It felt gross.”

The site experienced a fierce backlash from its readers over the piece and while Dunham said she thought the blog "can be really smart and funny," she described the publication of those shots as 'messed up'.

"I think it's just that once you've been attacked in that way, it's hard to enjoy," she added.

Jump to 52:15 to watch her comments


Words: Anna Pollitt. Images: Rex Features, YouTube



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