Lena Dunham has a message for Us Weekly: Thanks, but no thanks.
The ex-“Girls” star fired back at the publication late Sunday night for publishing a headline about “slimdown diet tips” next to her image on the magazine’s cover.
In a clever rebuttal, Dunham took to Instagram to offer up her very own “20 slimdown diet tips.”
Among them: “anxiety disorder,” “an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny,” “constant sweaty dreams of dystopian future,” “abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus,” “baseless but still harrowing threats to physical safety online and through [snail] mail,” “watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon mustache-twirling villains” — and many more.
As her 20th tip, Dunham concluded: “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.”
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
Dunham addressed her weight loss in February, telling Howard Stern that the election of Donald Trump caused her to slim down.
“Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food,” Dunham told Stern on his SiriusXM radio show. “Everyone’s been asking like, ‘What have you been doing?’ And I’m like, ‘Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.'”
Dunham’s HBO show “Girls” recently concluded its six season run.