Lena Dunham drags magazine’s ‘diet tips’ after it puts her on the cover
Lena Dunham has shared a list of reasons behind her recent weight loss after Us Weekly put her on its front cover advertising a story on “20 slimdown diet tips.”
Dunham cited “anxiety disorder,” “resultant constant nausea,” “an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny,” and “abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus” as some of the reasons behind her weight loss.
But, Dunham’s list didn’t end there. The creator of Girls said that “threats to physical safety” both online and via “snail mail” were a contributing factor.
Dunham also listed “watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon mustache-twirling villains,” and “worrying ceaselessly about the health and safety of women you know and women you don’t.”
Dunham’s final two weight loss tips are perhaps the most effective, though.
“19. um, who the fuck cares?” writes Dunham.
“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,” she continues.
Amen to that.