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Lena Dunham apologizes to Spanish magazine after Photoshopping accusation

Lena Dunham not only knows how to stand up for herself, but also how to apologize when she's in the wrong.
/ Source: TODAY

Lena Dunham not only knows how to stand up for herself, but also how to apologize when she's in the wrong.

The "Girls" creator and star took to InstagramTuesday to apologize to Spanish magazine Tentaciones after saying she was Photoshopped on the magazine's March cover.

"Oh hello El Pais!" she wrote on Instagram Tuesday, "I am genuinely honored to be on your cover and so happy you licensed a pic by @ruvenafanador, who always makes me feel gorgeous. BUT this is NOT what my body has ever looked like or will ever look like- the magazine has done more than the average photoshop."

"So if you're into what I do, why not be honest with your readers? Much love, Lena"

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Just hours later, Dunham posted another photo to Instagram, this time apologizing for her accusatory comments.

"Hey Tentaciones," the photo's caption reads, "Thank you for sending the uncropped image (note to the confused: not unretouched, uncropped!) and for being so good matured about my request for accuracy."

"I understand that a whole bunch of people approved this photo before it got to you — and why wouldn't they? I look great."

She continued, "But it's a weird feeling to see a photo and not know if it's your own body anymore (and I'm pretty sure that will never be my thigh width but I honestly can't tell what's been slimmed and what hasn't.)"

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Dunham explained that she doesn't blame the magazine, but retouching is a sensitive topic for her: "I have a long and complicated history with retouching. I wanna live in this wild world and play the game and get my work seen, and I also want to be honest about who I am and what I stand for.

Dunham said she will continue to promote positive body image: "Time to get to the bottom of this in a bigger way. Time to walk the talk."

At the end of the post, she apologized again, writing, "Thanks for helping me figure that out and sorry to make you the problem, you cool Spanish magazine you."

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To cap off her day of powerful Instagram posts, Dunham played off of her political message in her apology with a post saying, "Everyone deserves access to a safe and legal abortion."

"But seriously my photoshopped legs don't matter," she wrote, "Cuz it's Super Tuesday and this is happening."