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Lena Dunham, in Freakish Pose, Is Missing Arm in Vogue (photos!)

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Lena Dunham, a poster girl for plus-size women, is at the center of a PhotoShop controversy in Vogue magazine

Lena Dunham, a poster girl for plus-size women, is at the center of a PhotoShop controversy in Vogue magazine

Lena Dunham, controversial star of the hit HBO show “Girls,” finally got her photo opportunity Vogue, the fashion bible. But at least one of the resulting images is visibly distorted. Lena looks like she has only one arm.

Dunham, 27, is the magazine’s cover model for the upcoming February issue. Photos from the spread became available today (Jan. 16).

The snafu is bitterly ironic because Dunham has been a poster girl for women who have more than supermmodel-size. She’s been outspoken about her own body and makes no apologies for her plus size.

“There was a sense that I and many women I knew had been led astray by Hollywood and television depictions of sexuality,’ she told the magazine.

Lena Dunham Gets Worked Over in Vogue (Click Photos to Enlarge!)

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“Seeing somebody who looks like you having sex on television is a less comfortable experience than seeing somebody who looks like nobody you’ve ever met.”

But in the Vogue photos, she looks pounds lighter than her normal size and, well, she has no arm.

In the heavily altered image, Dunham is wearing a sexy Prada strapless dress supine at angle across a bed. Her on-screen lover, “Girls” co-star Adam Driver, sits up in bed, his arms folded above his head.

Dunham is looking at the camera. Her body is twisted at an odd angle, and it looks like her left arm has been amputated at the shoulder. A tattoo that circles around her right upper arm also appears to have been changed.

The photo, taken by renowned photographer, Annie Lebowitz, has touched off an outcry in fashion circles over the extent of the digital editing.

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