This story about Girl’s actress Lena Dunham is funny as hell. I just love it when hypocrites are caught in their web of lies.
Her entire acting career is grounded in her coming across as a feminist. You know, girl power. Equal rights for women, which is a good thing. But Lena overdoes it and then didn’t really support a woman when it counted most.
Lena was ‘apparently’ grandstanding when she supported Harvey Weinstein accusers of sexual misconduct. Of course, she would. As a self-proclaimed and well-publicized feminist, it’s critical to believe ‘all’ women when they say they’ve been sexually assaulted.
Definitely, a notch on the righteous indignation column for Lena for supporting women. But then Lena does the unthinkable and says she doubted a woman who accused a friend and writer, Murray Miller, of rape.
Me thinketh Lena is a two-faced hypocrite, and so did the actress Lena supported against Weinstein.
Asia Argento writes, “You wrote me an email of support a few weeks ago, and now you defend a rapist? WTF @lenadunham?”
Here’s what Lena wrote basically about the rape accusation of her friend. Hey, I believe women when they say they’ve been raped by a man except when it’s a friend and colleague I’ve known for several years.
Lena continues and says that Murray Miller’s female accuser is just one of 3% of women who lie about rape each year.
Not only that, Lena’s other true colors seem to be coming to light. Someone who has known Lena for years from afar says she is also a racist.
Zinzi Clemmons, a writer for Jenni Konner’s Lenny Letter, tweeted that she knew Lena since college, and that’s when her real colors were widely shown.
“Back in college, I avoided those people like the plague because of their well-known racism,” she wrote. “I’d call their strain ‘hipster racism,’ which typically uses sarcasm as a cover, and in the end, it looks a lot like gaslighting — ‘It’s just a joke. Why are you overreacting?’ is a comment response to these kinds of statements.”
Zinzi claims that one female “in Lena’s circles” was “known to use the N word in conversation in order to be provocative, and if she was ever called on it, she would say ‘it’s just a joke.’ I was often in the same room with her, but I never spoke to her, only watched her from far in anxiety and horror.”
Zinzi also called “for women of color – black women in particular – to divest from Lena Dunham.”
She continued that, “one of my best friends was victimized in almost the exact same way by someone in Lena’s circle. It was never addressed, and he continues to move in those circles and has a powerful job.”
Zinzi quit as a writer for Lenny Letter after Lena supported Miller against rape accusations.
Lena Dunham apologized after the backlash about Miller and yadda yadda yadda. As the story often goes.