A furious Lena Dunham took to social media recently to hit back at a magazine that printed an image of her next to a 'diet tips' headline. The Girls star posted an Instagram response to the front cover, which also reads: 'Lena. How she gets motivated', revealing that her sudden weight loss is down to health issues. Sharing the post on her Twitter account, she added the caption: "Plz file under "spokesperson jobs I don't want/never asked for".
20 slimdown diet tips! 1. anxiety disorder * 2. resultant constant nausea 3. an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny 4. constant sweaty dreams of dystopian future 5. abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus * 6. baseless but still harrowing threats to physical safety online and through smail mail 7. watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon mustache-twirling villains 8. finally realizing superheroes aren't real (specifically the X-Factor, really thought they'd handle this) 9. marching your ass off 10. a quiet rage that replaces need for food with need for revenge 11. sleeping 19 hours a day 12. realizing that even the liberal media wants dem clicks no matter whut 13. worrying ceaselessly about the health and safety of women you know and women you don't 14. realizing who ya real friends are 15. having to switch from Uber to Lyft (lots of calories burned trying to understand a new app, then even more trying to understand if the conflict was resolved) 16. bladder spasms, urinary frequency and urgency * 17. having your phone number leaked and violent images texted to your phone by randos under names like VERYFATCHUCKYBOY@creepz.com 18. keeping your back arched against the wind 19. um, who the fuck cares? 20. I have no tips I give no tips I don't want to be on this cover cuz it's diametrically opposed to everything I've fought my whole career for and it's not a compliment to me because it's not an achievement thanx * Star indicates a pre-existing condition
Poking fun at the cover, she wrote: "20 slimdown diet tips! 1. Anxiety disorder 2. Resultant constant nausea 3. An election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny 4. Constant sweaty dreams of dystopian future 5. Abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus 6. Baseless but still harrowing threats to physical safety online and through smail mail 7. Watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon moustache-twirling villains." She concluded that the magazine cover was "diametrically opposed" to her views, writing: "I have no tips I give no tips I don't want to be on this cover cuz it's diametrically opposed to everything I've fought my whole career for and it's not a compliment to me because it's not an achievement thanx."
Lena spoke about her weight loss on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, explaining: "I had this experience of my body changing and suddenly I had all these people being like, 'You're a hypocrite, I thought you were body positive. I thought you were a person who embraced bodies of all sizes,' and I'm like, 'I do, I just also understand that bodies change, we live a long time, things happen. I was frustrated by it because it really was evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you just can't win'