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Lena Dunham Slams US Weekly for Using Her Image to Promote ‘Diet Tips’

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Lena Dunham took to Instagram to hit back at US Weekly for using her name and image on the cover of their magazine to promote a piece on diet tips.

On a recent cover, it says “20 Slimdown Diet Tips Stars are Using” next to a picture of her. In case you didn’t already know, the Girls creator and star does not care what you think about her body. Apparently, this magazine needed another reminder, so Dunham obliged, and created her own set of 20 tips.

The first of these tips is “anxiety disorder,” the second is “resultant constant nausea,” and the rest of the list continues on in the same manner with tips such as “baseless but still harrowing threats to physical safety online and through snail mail” and “watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon mustache-twirling villains.” Tip 19 is “um, who the fuck cares?” and in the 20th tip, she provides a message: “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 [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

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