Either Lena Dunham is the most surgical troll on the face of the earth or the biggest entitled fraud who uses her ra-ra social justice outlook for nothing more than profit and brand enhancement. Remember that time she called for the ‘extinction of white males‘? Or when she said she wished she had an abortion? Or that time she said cafeteria sushi was culturally appropriating asian culture because it’s not authentic? Or when she projected her insecurities and stereotypes on Odell Beckham? Or–by far the worst of all–when she gave her dog of four years away because she didn’t want to deal with taking care of it anymore?
It’s amazing that this woman still has a platform to spew her ignorant garbage. But her most recent antics are almost too out-of-touch to believe. Too transparently self-indulgent to wrap your head around.
For a little context: Girls writer and executive producer Murray Miller was accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau. Girls is Lena Dunham’s HBO show that and she and Miller have worked together for a very long time. Despite her close relationship with Miller, I don’t think it’s controversial to say that any and all rape allegations should be taken very seriously. Lena agrees*, citing this tweet from back in August.
*Lena agrees IF AND ONLY IF, it doesn’t adversely affect her.
After Aurora Perrineau’s allegations, Dunham issued a statement defending Miller, going so far to say the following: “Insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year.”
Dunham apologized. But what does an apology from her even mean at this point?
But, wait, there’s more!!!
Now, a writer for Dunham’s Lenny Letter is publicly walking away from the online publication, citing Dunham’s “well-known racism.” Zinzi Clemmons claims she knew Dunham well in their college years, and says she “avoided those people like the plague because of their racism,” adding, “I’d call their strain ‘hipster-racism,’ which typically uses sarcasm as a cover.” See the entire statement below.
I need to end this post right now before I throw my computer across the room.