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Twitter Reacts to the Un-Retouched Lena Dunham Pictures

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Jezebel's offer of $10,000 for Lena Dunham's head un-photoshopped Vogue pictures was the bounty heard round the internet yesterday. Today the women's issues site published the images to reveal that they weren't that retouched—and that the pigeon on Lena's head was a stock pigeon. Obviously Jezebel's point is that any retouching is negative for women, or in author and site editor Jessica Coen's own words, "In the end, while Dunham's images were not drastically altered, it's important to remember how unforgiving the media is when it comes to images of women. Men are generally allowed to have pores and wrinkles; women are supposed to be perfect'—a state that does not exist."

They've watermarked the images, which they paid 10 grand for so go make those pageviews happen for them here. The skewering the site has received on Twitter and in their own active comments section is pretty vehement, but Lena herself has chosen not to engage. Check out some of the comments below.


· Lena Dunham Responds to Vogue Photoshopping Brouhaha [Racked]
· Jezebel Offers $10K for Unphotoshopped Dunham Vogue Pics [Racked]