Lena Dunham Claps Back At Her Haters

Lena Dunham Claps Back At Her Haters

The actress' transformation photo is going viral for quite possibly the best reason ever.

The actress' transformation photo is going viral for quite possibly the best reason ever.

Text: Gretty Garcia

The image of Instagram users posting countless "before and after" weight loss transformation photographs has become a staple of the site in tandem with the rise of the "fitness influencer." So just when it seemed that the archetypal lifestyle of the LA resident was taking over all of our newsfeeds and becoming the new normal, Lena Dunham swooped in and hit us all with a dose of much needed reality.

The actress shared a post just yesterday that highlighted her own relationship to her body - one that is antonymous in every way possible with what we tend to see on social media. Two side-by-side photographs were shared on Dunham's Instagram. On the left, she appears to be noticeably thinner, and described herself as the following:

"On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work. Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only on small amounts of sugar, tons of caffeine and a purse pharmacy.”

In the other photo, Dunham is pictured taking a stroll with her dog sporting a huge smile on her face. She makes the following remark on the latter portion of her transformation:

"On the right: 162 pounds, happy joyous & free, complimented only by people that matter for reasons that matter, subsisting on a steady flow of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, strong from lifting dogs and spirits. Even this OG body positivity warrior sometimes looks at the left picture longingly, until I remember the impossible pain that brought me there and onto my proverbial knees. As I type I can feel my back fat rolling up under my shoulder blades. I lean in."

The post definitely fits under the category of being viral, as it garnered upwards of 200,000 likes in its first hour of it being posted. After being shamed in every possible way, Dunham up speaks for those everywhere who value their own happiness over the criticisms of others - we are here for it!



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