Lena Dunham shows off cellulite on magazine cover (Photo)

When you think of something you may want to showoff cellulite usually doesn’t come to mind but Lena Dunham is more than happy to shows hers off, even on a magazine cover.

For the February 2017 issue of Glamour magazine, the publication opted out of photoshopping the Girls creator and her co-stars which is something Dunham is thankful for.

The actress took to Instagram to share the cover of her alongside Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke as well as some other pics from the shoot. She also wrote a lengthy post about her past and tackled the subject of body shaming and what the societal norms of a woman’s figure are supposed to be.

Okay, here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was fucking funny looking. Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees- I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move. I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let’s get something straight: I didn’t hate what I looked like- I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it. When my career started, some people celebrated my look but always through the lens of “isn’t she brave? Isn’t it such a bold move to show THAT body on TV?” Then there were the legions of trolls who made high school teasing look like a damned joke with the violent threats they heaped on, the sickening insults that made me ache for teen girls like me who might be reading my comments. Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display. Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn’t matter- my body isn’t fair game. No one’s is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there’s a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful. Haters are gonna have to get more intellectual and creative with their disses in 2017 because none of us are going to be scared into muumuus by faceless basement dwellers, or cruel blogs, or even our partners and friends. Thank you to the women in Hollywood (and on Instagram!) leading the way, inspiring and normalizing the female form in EVERY form, and thank you to @glamourmag for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on news stands everywhere today ❤️ Love you all.

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“Okay, here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was f**king funny looking,” Dunham wrote. “Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees- I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move. I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let’s get something straight: I didn’t hate what I looked like- I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it.”

The 30-year-old continued her post by speaking about the trolls who made high school miserable for her and anyone who makes it miserable for other young teens, before pointing out her “imperfections” shared on the Glamour cover.

“Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display. Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn’t matter- my body isn’t fair game. No one’s is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there’s a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful,” she said.

The new issue hits newsstands on Friday.

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