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Tentaciones Magazine Responds To Lena Dunham's Claims They Photoshopped Her

01/03/2016 16:15 GMT | Updated 02/03/2016 09:59 GMT

Spanish magazine Tentaciones has issued a response to Lena Dunham after she called them out for 'Photoshopping' her body.

Dunham shared a photo on Instagram of herself on the cover of Tentaciones, which is run by national paper El Pais.

In the caption for the post, which now has more than 43,000 likes, she wrote: "I am genuinely honoured 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."

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on

'Tentaciones' magazine has since issued a response explaining that the photograph in question was approved by her agency, photographer and publicist.

They explained that the same photo was originally published by Entertainment Weekly in 2013 and that the image they acquired from her agency was not retouched by their publication.

"Those who are familiar with and follow our magazine will know that we do not use Photoshop nor other digital tools to change the physical appearance of our cover stars, nor in the features to be found inside. On this occasion, the only thing we did was to crop the image to adapt it to the format of our front page."

Since she shared the Instagram photo, many of Dunham's fans have applauded her for standing up against Photoshopping, but others have been quick to stick up for 'Tentaciones' too.

One person commented: "Check out their response on the elpais.com website, Lena! They effectively prove that they used the original picture, and simply cropped it. Looks like your issue might be with @ruvenafanador, and not this magazine!

"Either way, it's fantastic that you speak out against photoshop. Keep it up: gives the rest of us hope."

The magazine also posted a link to the original photograph of Dunham, which was shared on Facebook by photographer Ruven Afanador in 2013.

Lena Dunham, photographed in New York City on January 8th, 2013 for Entertainment Weekly...

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