Lena Dunham talks weight loss: 'As a woman in Hollywood, you just can't win'

Lena Dunham says her recent weight loss caused some people to speak out against her.

She discussed the backlash with Ellen DeGeneres.

She recalled, “It’s just so crazy because I spent six years of my career being called things like ‘bag of milk’… ‘baby cow,’ ‘aging cow.’”

Dunham said she didn’t let the comments get to her because "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.”

But when she recently lost weight, some people also turned against her.


"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'm like ‘I do, I just also understand that bodies change, we live a long time, things happen.’"

Dunham told DeGeneres she the comments irked her.

"I was frustrated by it because it really was evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you just can't win.”