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Lena Dunham doesn’t want weight-loss compliments from Us Weekly

(Photo:  Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Because the end of Girls has not meant the end of the tired and sexist obsession over Lena Dunham’s body, the writer and actress has posted a lengthy rebuttal on Instagram to the notion that she would provide “diet tips” to a magazine. Dunham was featured on the cover of a publication—ahem, it was Us Weekly—as ostensibly part of the feature on “20 Slimdown Diet Tips Stars Are Using.” Us promised to reveal how Dunham “gets motivated.” In response, Dunham wrote a list of her 20 “tips” which involve a mix of election-related anger as well as health issues including “abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus.”

Earlier this year, Dunham used the same social media platform to applaud a Refinery29 article that declared “People Need To Stop Talking About Lena Dunham’s Weight.” She explained: “Right now I’m struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise. So my weight loss isn’t a triumph and it also isn’t some sign I’ve finally given in to the voices of trolls.” Just last week, Dunham was in the hospital following complications from a surgery she underwent to combat the aforementioned disorder.

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