Vogue’s February cover: Lena Dunham honest or hypocrite?

February 2014 cover of Vogue (US) was revealed just a few days ago but it managed to spark so many discussions which go beyond a magazine cover face. It raised questions of empowering women, feminism, body image, Photoshop.

Lena Dunham, from The Girls, is magazine’s cover star. Nothing odd about that. She’s the new generation’s funny lady of Hollywood, produces and stars in a popular show, so why not feature her on the cover of the fashion Bible?

First of all, Lena Dunham is well-known for her honesty, she simply says whatever comes across her mind. She’s proud of herself, her body and claims she doesn’t care what people think of her. Lena is one of “positive body image” advocates.

The last sentence above is the reason for so many discussions and publicity over Vogue cover.


Everyone knows Vogue airbrush EVERYONE. There was never and never will be someone they didn’t airbrush. That’s how they do it and that’s their process. (It’s wrong, but it’s how they do their business.)

Jezebel offered $10,000 for untouched photos of Lena from Vogue and that’s when everything went downhill. Lena had something to say, everyone had something to weigh in. However, the fact is, Lena should be mad at Vogue (they’re the ones who SOLD the photos).

This raises one more question: Is Lena Dunham a hypocrite?

The girl who claims she’s not bothered by stuff that people think and always says how proud she is of her body suddenly plays offended victim when untouched photos come out. Why? If you don’t care what other people think and if you appeared naked in your own show more times than I can even count, why did this surprise you? Why would it be hidden? How can someone who’s advocating positive body image become a person who’s ashamed of their own body if it’s not photoshopped?

Be proud of yourself and your body. If you’re ashamed of it, the entire world will mock it. Don’t stand up for something if you don’t believe in. Don’t be a hypocrite.