Actress and writer Lena Dunham called the blog Jezebel’s $10,000 bid for pre-Photoshopped photographs of her “messed up” in an interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons.
Last month, Jezebel put out a call for the original, un-retouched versions of the photos Vogue published of Dunham. The blog claimed it wanted the un-Photoshopped images so it could determine just “how much work Vogue put into” her images. Essentially, Jezebel found out she wasn’t “radically Photoshopped.”
Jezebel publishes stories about “Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women. Without Airbrushing.”
In Dunham’s recent interview, she described the Jezebel Photoshop angle a “monumental error in their approach to feminism.”
She said that Vogue did “the most minimal re-touching” to her pictures and that “I felt completely respected by Vogue.”
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Further, she thought Jezebel was out of line by making such a big deal of trying to compare pre- and post-Photoshopped images. She said that Jezebel should have acknowledged that there really wasn’t a story and dropped it once they got the images, but they kept going with the story just to report that she was barely Photoshopped.
Check out video of Dunham’s interview below.
iMediaEthics has written to Jezebel for a response to Dunham’s comments. We’ll update with any additional information.
Hat Tip: Gossip Cop