It’s not a compliment to me - it’s not an achievement!' Lena Dunham hits back after her recent weight loss is featured on magazine cover... as she shares list of her own 'slimdown tips'
She's become a strong voice in the battle for embracing body positivism and self acceptance, in a bid to tackle prevalent body shaming.
And Lena Dunham stayed true to form late Sunday night, when she took to her Instagram account to slam Now magazine for including her on its cover for her recent weight loss, alongside a blurb sharing '20 Slimdown Diet Tips'.
The Girls star, who is set to celebrate her 31st birthday on Saturday, responded by sharing her own irreverent list of slimming tips, as she wrote: '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.' [sic]
Among the other points listed by the outspoken New Yorker are 'an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny', 'a quiet rage that replaces need for food with need for revenge' and 'keeping your back arched against the wind'.
The actress's defiant post comes several weeks after she revealed having faced online attacks over her recent weight loss, with some dubbing her a 'hypocrite'.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in March, the titular host said to Lena: 'You got a lot of flack for losing weight. What were they saying?'
Lena 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,' she added.
She went on to describe what happened after she started working out to get a handle on her endometriosis.
She said: 'Then I had this experience of my body changing and suddenly I had all these people being like, "You're a hypocrite, I thought you were body positive. I thought you were a person who embraced bodies of all sizes"...
'I'm like, "I do, I just also understand that bodies change, we live a long time, things happen."'
She joked that her Girls co-star Andrew Rannells 'could get very fat, we just don't know'.
She continued: 'I was frustrated by it because it really was evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you just can't win.'
Ellen then brought up Lena's February photo shoot for Nylon magazine in which the actress showed off her flexibility with a series of yoga poses.
Lena decided to recreate one of the photos where held her leg above her head to prove her enviable flexibility.
'You can't do this in front of anyone without them thinking, "She's probably pretty good at sex,"' Lena quipped.
The star - a vocal supporter of erstwhile US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton - recently attributed her weight loss to Donald Trump's presidency - citing 'soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness' in helping her slim down.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/08/2017 09:44AM by Fox News.