Dunham has thigh envy

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham wishes she had Venus and Serena Williams’ thighs.

The American actress decided to share this thought with her twitter followers yesterday, musing that it was hopeful of her to compare her legs to those of the tennis champs.

She then got into a philosophical debate as to why she’s hard on herself when some twitter users attacked her comparison.

“Optimistic thought: I have the thighs of a Williams sister!” she wrote.

“Secret of human existence: I totally think I’m the worst, just for different reasons than you do,” she hit back to her 1.2 million followers after some disagreed with her comments.

She further went on to explain herself, defending her original tweet and showing off her infamous wit.

Although self-deprecating, she also assured her fans that she would never tweet nasty comments about anyone else’s body.

“As a girl with serious thighs you dream of looking like Venus or Serena. But they’re powerful athletes & I’m a short immobile write…Hence optimism comment. If you think I tweet critical bulls**t about other women’s bodies then you’re visiting from out of town,” she fumed.

Not everyone disagreed with her though, and some fans even encouraged her to use her legs wisely.

“Crush a man’s head with those thighs! Great power like that comes with great responsibility. Use it wisely,” replied @DianaDee16.

Lena, 27, has always been open with her body issues, claiming her shape doesn’t fit into the stereotypical Hollywood mould.

The Girls creator and actress credits her parents with installing body beautiful confidence in her, no matter what her figure looks like.

“My parents both have really healthy attitudes about their own bodies but also about the range of things that can be beautiful,” she previously told Marie Claire UK.

“But they also just always made me feel pretty and cool and smart, even in the moments when I have known – and still know – that my body wasn’t fitting into a traditional Hollywood idea of the female body.”

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