Lena Dunham Takes Several Seats After Twitter Drags Her For Odell Beckham Jr. Comments

Lena Dunham Takes Several Seats After Twitter Drags Her For Odell Beckham Jr. Comments

She threw a fit because the NFL player didn't hit on her.

Published September 4, 2016

A couple of days ago, Lena Dunham slammed Odell Beckham Jr. for not paying enough attention to her at the Met Gala, and Twitter clapped back. Now, the GIRLS creator and star is apologizing for her remarks, which — as many folks pointed out — unfairly painted OBJ as a misogynist and overall ungentlemanly dirty dog.

In a new Instagram post, Dunham writes, "I owe Odell Beckham Jr an apology. Despite my moments of bravado, I struggle at industry events (and in life) with the sense that I don't rep a certain standard of beauty and so when I show up to the Met Ball surrounded by models and swan-like actresses it's hard not to feel like a sack of flaming garbage. This felt especially intense with a handsome athlete as my dinner companion and a bunch of women I was sure he'd rather be seated with."

She continues, "But I went ahead and projected these insecurities and made totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts. I feel terrible about it. Because after listening to lots of valid criticism, I see how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don't know AT ALL. Like, we have never met, I have no idea the kind of day he's having or what his truth is. But most importantly, I would never intentionally contribute to a long and often violent history of the over-sexualization of black male bodies- as well as false accusations by white women towards black men."

Here's a taste of the kind of heat she caught on Twitter for her baseless remarks:

This isn't the first time Dunham has caught heat for having a tantrum about something a Black man did. Are you buying her apology, or nah?

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photos from left: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Hollywood Reporter, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


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