Lena Dunham Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Shut Down Weight Conversation
On the topic of body-shaming, Lena Dunham has delivered a seemingly final statement.
The Girls creator, who's routinely spoken out against body-shaming trolls, was inspired by a recent Refinery 29 piece called "People Need to Stop Talking About Lena Dunham's Weight." The story explored how Dunham's attempt to get fit somehow registered with fans as a betrayal of body-acceptance narratives, and in a supplementary Instagram post, Dunham moved to shut down the conversation completely.
"I feel I’ve made it pretty clear over the years that I don’t give even the tiniest of sh--s what anyone else feels about my body," she wrote. "I’ve gone on red carpets in couture as a size 14. I’ve done sex scenes days after surgery, mottled with scars. I’ve accepted that my body is an ever-changing organism, not a fixed entity — what goes up must come down and vice versa."
Dunham added that she has no intention of changing her body severely, and urged followers to reject the notion that every exercise journey is a means to execute the perfect "before/after" story.
"I smile just as wide no matter my current size because I’m proud of what this body has seen and done and represented," Dunham noted.
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