Lena Dunham recently took to Instagram to denounce UsWeekly Magazine’s decision to feature an image of her on its cover that included the words “20 Slimdown Diet Tips Stars Are Using.”
“I have no tips I don’t want to be on this cover cuz it’s diametrically opposed to everything I’ve fought for my whole career and it’s not a compliment to me because it’s not an achievement,” she wrote in the caption.
What comes before that sentence in Dunham’s caption is the real gold, though; weight loss tips. 19 of them. Each one about as triggered as you’d expect from Lena Dunham.
Among the highlights are “3. an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny,” “4. constant sweaty dreams of dystopian future,” and “7. watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon mustache-twirling villains.”
See Dunham’s full triggered post below.
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 [email protected] 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
This is not the first time Lena Dunham has blamed her weight loss on President Donald Trump.
According to The Sun, a slim version of the ever-triggered actress debuted earlier this year. At the time, Dunham reportedly attributed her weight loss to “soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness” brought on by Trump.
“Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food,” she reportedly also said.
This time around, Dunham’s fans are praising her for bashing UsWeekly and sharing her triggered weight loss tips.
“Thank you,” wrote Instagram user libby_patch. “You and these words are amazing.”
“Preach girl,” wrote jaydee85.
stgowdy wrote, “Yes! Thank you for taking a stand against this from the media. Amazing words!”