Not an achievement: Dunham hits back on weight loss coverage

Actress Lena Dunham took to her Instagram account to slam a magazine for including her on its cover for her weight loss alongside a blurb sharing “20 Slimdown Diet Tips”.

The actress’s defiant post comes several weeks after she revealed having faced online attacks over her weight loss, with some dubbing her a “hypocrite”, reports

The “Girls” star, who is set to celebrate her 31st birthday on Saturday, responded to Now magazine by sharing her own irreverent list of slimming tips, as she wrote: “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 thanks.”

During an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in March, DeGeneres told Dunham: “You got a lot of flak for losing weight. What were they saying'”

Dunham responded: “Well it’s just so crazy, because I spent six years of my career being called things like “bag of milk” on the internet, you know “baby cow”, “ageing cow”. I just never felt self conscious about it.

“Anyone who’s going to take the time to say something negative about my weight on the internet wasn’t someone I was particularly keen to impress anyway.”


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