The Lena Dunham apology tour will continue for at least one more day.
Just a few hours ago, the newsmaker tried to quell a rising tide of controversy around her unfortunate comments about star NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. with a lengthy Instagram apology for the world to see.
If you remember, Dunham’s newsletter yesterday shared an interesting and unfortunate tidbit from her time at the 2016 Met Gala where she attributed thoughts and emotions on OBJ that just simply weren’t true.
Sustained and relentless Internet controversy forced Dunham to backpedal hard, and she did so last night after receiving TONS of hate on Twitter, and now, again today.
Here’s Dunham’s entire IG apology (below):
“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. 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. I’m so sorry, particularly to OBJ, who has every right to be on his cell phone. The fact is I don’t know about his state of mind (I don’t know a lot of things) and I shouldn’t have acted like I did. Much love and thanks, Lena”
At least she finally owned up to just a few of the myriad issues plaguing her troubling newsletter.
What do U think, Perezcious readers?!
Did Dunham own up like she should have, or were you hoping for something else??
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