Lena Dunham has recently lost some weight, yet gained a slew of criticism because of it.
The Girls star appeared on The Ellen Show Wednesday and discussed the insanity of it all, talking about how people have been body-shaming her and calling her a hypocrite because she started working out to combat the pain associated with her endometriosis.
“Well it’s just so crazy because I spent six years of my career being called things like ‘bag of milk’ on the internet, you know ‘baby cow,’ ‘aging cow.’ I just never felt self conscious about it.”
“Anyone who’s going to take the time to say something negative about my weight on the internet wasn’t someone I was particularly keen to impress anyway.”
The 30-year-old then detailed exactly what people had been saying about her weight loss:
“Then I had this experience of my body changing and suddenly I had all these people being like, ‘you’re a hypocrite, I thought you were body positive. I thought you were a person who embraced bodies of all sizes,’ and I was like I do, I just also understand that bodies change, we live a long time, things happen.
I was frustrated by it because it really was evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you just can’t win.”
It’s completely ridiculous that she gets shamed whether she gains or loses weight. Then again, it’s impossible to make everyone happy, and we’re sure Lena isn’t going to let this criticism get to her.
Watch the clip (below)!
[Image via The Ellen Show]