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Lena Dunham Slams Magazine for Calling Out Her Weight Loss: 'It's Not a Compliment'

by Jackie Willis 6:02 AM PDT, May 08, 2017
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Lena Dunham was not thrilled to be featured on a magazine alongside the headline: "20 Slimdown Diet Tips Star Are Using."

The cover also featured a chip that read: "Lena, how she gets motivated." On Sunday night, the 30-year-old Girls star responded to the headlines with her own list of sarcastic "diet tips."

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The list included: “’anxiety disorder, ‘resultant constant nausea,’ ‘an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny,’ ‘a quiet rage that replaces need for food with need for revenge,’ ‘worrying ceaselessly about the health and safety of women you know and women you don't' and 'um, who the f**k cares?’"

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

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Dunham's 20th tip wasn't advice at all but rather her slamming the publication. "I have no tips, I give no tips. I don't want to be on this cover 'cause it's diametrically opposed to everything I've fought my whole career for," she wrote. "It's not a compliment to me because it's not an achievement."

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In March, Dunham told Ellen DeGeneres that she was "frustrated" at how some people were responding to her recent weight loss. "It's just so crazy because I spent six years in my career being called things like 'bag of milk' on the internet ... and 'baby cow, aging cow' ... and I just never felt self-conscious about it," she explained. "Anybody that was going to take the time to say something negative about my weight on the internet wasn't someone I was going to particularly be keen to impress anyway."

"But then I had this experience of my body changing, and I got all these people saying, 'You're a hypocrite. I thought you were body positive. I thought you were a person embracing bodies of all sizes,'" Dunham continued. "And I was like, 'I do,' I just understand that my body's changed. We live a long time, things happen."

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