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Lena Dunham Is Facing Major Backlash For Losing Weight
"It's evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you can't win."
When Lena Dunham lost weight, the world took notice. We wrote about it, too! Lena wasn't deaf to the buzz, and even posted a funny-but-not-really outline of her accidental diet, which really stemmed from having a diminished appetite after the election.
But, the star has been a bit more serious lately about all the opinions regarding her body. (It is, after all, hers and no one else's.) After Refinery29 put out a thoughtful piece reminding us that Lena Dunham's weight loss is not really none of our beezwax, the actress posted a passionate response.
"Right now I'm struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise," her statement read in part. "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. Because my body belongs to ME."
Speaking of trolls, Lena opened up about them on Ellen earlier this week. When Ellen brought up the fact that Lena "got a lot of flack for losing weight, which is ridiculous," Lena readily agreed.
"It's just so ridiculous because I spent six years being called 'bag of milk' on the Internet," she said. Then, when she lost weight, Lena saw comments such as: "I thought you were body positive!" The most frustrating part of it all? "It's evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you just can't win," Lena said. Watch the whole clip here