Lena Dunham has responded to critics of her recent fashion spread in Vogue magazine.
The Girls star and creator was featured on the February issue of the US publication.
However, the magazine has come under fire from critics for allegedly Photoshopping the images to make Dunham appear slimmer.
Dunham commented on the criticism to Slate, saying: "I understand that for people there is a contradiction between what I do and being on the cover of Vogue; but frankly I really don't know what the photoshopping situation is, I can't look at myself really objectively in that way.
"I know that I felt really like Vogue supported me and wanted to put a depiction of me on the cover.
"I never felt bullied into anything; I felt really happy because they dressed me and styled me in a way that really reflects who I am.
"And I felt that was very lucky and that all the editors understood my persona, my creativity and who I am."
She continued: "I haven't been keeping track of all the reactions, but I know some people have been very angry about the cover and that confuses me a little.
"I don't understand why, photoshop or no, having a woman who is different than the typical Vogue cover girl, could be a bad thing."
Dunham is currently starring in the third season of her hit HBO series Girls.