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Jonathan Ross’s daughter Honey and Lena Dunham are body positive queens as they strip naked for empowering photo


Honey Kinney and Lena Dunham are body positive queens (Picture: Instagram/Rex)

Jonathan Ross’ daughter Honey has posed naked alongside Lena Dunham in an empowering body-positive picture.

The 24-year-old body image activist and podcast host revealed how she has admired Girls creator Lena for years and bonded over being ‘beautiful, chubby, Jewish girls’.

‘I’ll never be able to fully express how much this woman shaped my relationship with myself, but I’m going to do my best to try,’ Honey wrote in a lengthy caption alongside the post.

‘My mum bought me the DVD of Tiny Furniture when I was a very self-loathing chubby teen, and I saw Lena’s beautiful face on the cover, and I felt hope. A new hope that I’d never felt before.

‘I watched the film and was so moved by its rawness, by the way it approached sex, friendship and figuring out that liminal space before you’ve got your shit together. And I wept because I’d never seen someone who looked like me – a beautiful chubby Jewish girl – be the star of the show.

‘And not just the star – the writer, the director and the lead. When Girls came out a couple of years later, I gained a new confidence in my walk. Lena was the main character, and maybe I could be too. I saw myself as a viable love interest for the first time. I saw myself capable of a life beyond being just a ‘before’ photo.’

Honey said that seeing Lena’s beauty on-screen helped her to learn to see those things in herself and expressed her gratitude towards the actress.

‘Meeting her for the first time, all these years later, proved to me that everything they say about meeting your heroes isn’t always true,’ she continued.

Lena expressed her love towards Honey (Picture: Instagram)

‘And the second time we met, we took the photo you see above. If you want the full story, you’ll have to tune in to this week’s podcast. I’m so grateful to her for agreeing to be on the podcast. She is, and will always be, a woman who holds an incredibly special place in my heart. We also both have identical bodies and the same specific kind of arthritis so if that ain’t special, I don’t know what is.’

Honey with her parents Jonathan Ross and Jane Goldman (Picture: Getty)

Last year, Honey revealed the same people who post nasty comments about her health and weight have been sliding into her DMs to ask her out. 

Following an appearance on Loose Women she told her followers: ‘I’m not even joking, someone in my comments saying I’m going to die of heart disease is in my DMs asking me out. You couldn’t write it.’

She added: ‘People in my comments looking for a debate on my exercise regime, diet and lifestyle (which they know nothing about) 1. Listen to my podcast The Body Protest 2. Why do you expect me to personally justify my life to you, a stranger???

‘I’m not going to indulge you and your strange abusive fatphobia.’

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