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Yesterday, as you may recall, women's blog Jezebel ("celebrity, sex, fashion for women. without airbrushing" is their tagline), posted an open call for unretouched photos from Lena Dunham's Vogue shoot. The site is offering $10,000 for any images.
Last night, Dunham took to Twitter to respond to the situation. Well, sort of, vaguely. She Tweeted, "Some shit is just too ridiculous to engage. Let's use our energy wisely, 2014." Meanwhile, just for fun, Vogue dug through its archives and turned up a shot of Jemima Kirke—Dunham's childhood friend who plays the character of Jessa on Girls—from a 1998 issue. Kirke was 12. She was described by author Plum Sykes as a girl who, "makes Clueless look like Kmart."
Image via Vogue/Instagram.