Lena Dunham has slammed body-shaming comments on her wedding pictures.
“When will we learn to stop equating thinness with health/happiness?” Dunham writes in an Instagram post.
She recently married musician Luis Welber in London in a 60s-inspired wedding.
The bride wore 3 custom-made dresses, but some social media users decided to make some “gnarly” comments on the actress’s appearance.
Lena posted a sweet selfie to address these comments.
She began by recalling the “lovely” past week that she had with her husband.
They “traveled to the country and looked at bee hives & fields of wildflowers” and “got to feel the intense love of my friends/family”, and enjoyed a break from work.
The post soon took a turn as she shares that “it’s a little too easy to feel the glow of support and forget about the cesspool lurking behind it- so I took a peek, and saw some gnarly shit, most not worth responding to or even sharing with you.”
Lena stresses the importance that bodies do change.
“It’s ironic to have my body compared to a body that was also the subject of public scorn- an echo chamber of body shaming.”
“Of course weight loss can be the result of positive change in habits, but guess what? So can weight gain. The pics I’m being compared to are from when I was in active addiction with undiagnosed illness.”
She reveals how her life has positively changed in the past 4 years since becoming sober. Dunham notes that she’s become someone who “aspires toward health and not just achievement.” Her choices and changes have changes have allowed her to be “the kind of sister/friend/daughter that I want to be and yes- meet my husband.”
“I say this for any other person whose appearance has been changed with time, illness or circumstance-it’s okay to live in your present body without treating it as transitional. I am, and I’m really enjoying it.”
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