"Fashion is fun": Lena Dunham hits back at her style critics

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<i>Lena Dunham has no time for body shamers [Photo: WENN]</i>
Lena Dunham has no time for body shamers [Photo: WENN]

Lena Dunham can always be counted on for a fun red carpet look. Yet the criticism surrounding her sartorial choices are never-ending.

Infamous blogger Perez Hilton took it upon himself to comment on a (rather simple) outfit that Lena wore to a charity event at the weekend.

Sharing an image of the Girls star on Instagram, he wrote: “Nice to see her trying!”

Instead of ignoring this fashion-shaming remark, the actress posted a slamming reply. “I try at a lot of things. Mostly I try at being a writer, director, actor, activist, friend, sibling, partner, godmother…,” she began.

“Fashion is fun but sometimes I’d rather not spend three hours and lots of cash I could give to charity or spend on books and food to get ready to go out. There’s a lotta different ways to be a public figure and I think there’s room for us to occasionally show up in public like normal people do.”

“When I look at that picture you subjected to “caption this” criticism, I see a day well-spent writing, reading, having tea with a friend. It’s unfortunate that the days you approve of most are the ones where I’m spending the least time on what really matters. With love, Lena.”

<i>The actress has become renowned for having fun with fashion [Photo: PA]</i>
The actress has become renowned for having fun with fashion [Photo: PA]

This isn’t the first time Lena has slammed individuals and publications for using her style as a “punchline”.

Earlier this year, she penned an open letter for InStyle detailing how she really felt about those who somehow feel annoyed by her clothes: “In my public life, my outfits – at least on fashion blogs – have become something of a punchline. Internet critics constantly seem to be sighing at some shoe mismatch or moment of (perceived) delusion about my body type or just at the entire idea that I want to – gasp! – have fun.”

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