Lena Dunham Brilliantly Shuts Down Magazine Claiming To Have Her 'Slimdown Diet Tips'

"I have no tips, I give no tips."

As summer approaches, you've probably seen countless headlines suggesting exercise and diet tips for achieving "bikini bodies."

Recently, one publication featured a cover story with the headline, "20 Slimdown Diet Tips Stars Are Using," featuring a photograph of Lena Dunham. The caption above Dunham's photo reads "How She Gets Motivated."

Dunham, who's spoken out about comments regarding her weight, decided to take to social media to shut down the magazine and its implications. 

Along with a photo of the magazine, Dunham listed her real "slimdown tips," which includes an anxiety disorder and other health issues, "baseless, but still harrowing threats to physical safety online and through snail mail," as well as "marching your ass off" and "worrying ceaselessly about the health and safety of women you know and women you don't."


Her 20th tip? "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 [sic]," she writes.

We commend Dunham for keeping it real and hope this serves as a reminder to us all not to compare ourselves, or rely on "slimdown" methods to us them feel beautiful. 

(H/T: Teen Vogue)


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