Lena Dunham has criticized a magazine for using her image on the front cover to promote a feature on diet tips.
The 30-year-old actress has been displaying a more svelte figure in recent months, which she credits to personal trainer Tracy Anderson encouraging her to embark on a new exercise regime in a bid to control her endometriosis pain.
A small image of Lena’s new slimmed-down look was used on a new cover of an unnamed women’s weekly magazine, alongside the words “20 Slimdown Diet Tips Stars Are Using” and “Lena Dunham How She Gets Motivated“, with the star choosing to share a snapshot of the cover on her Instagram page.
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
Next to the picture, she wrote her own mocking list of diet tips and made it clear she doesn’t approve of such features and doesn’t want to be connected with them.
“I have no tips I give no tips I don’t want to be on this cover (because) 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 (sic),” she wrote.
In her list, she mockingly told followers she had lost weight due to an anxiety disorder, constant nausea, bladder spasms, endometriosis pain, “constant sweaty dreams of dystopian future” and receiving “baseless but still harrowing threats to physical safety”. She continued to list issues which worry her, such as the health and safety of women and watching public institutions like Planned Parenthood come under threat.
The Girls star has been hospitalized several times with endometriosis and was told she was “disease free” following her latest surgery in April (17). However, she was rushed to hospital during the Met Gala last week (ends07May17) after suffering complications from the procedure.