Lena Dunham, GIRL!
While hosting last week’s installment of her podcast Women of the Hour, the Girls creator decided to speak up about the sensitive subject of abortion.
We’ve always applauded the 30-year-old’s strong pro-choice stance.
But in this hour-long episode, the New York native declared during the podcast that she actually wishes she had an abortion at some point in her life, exclaiming:
“Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
Now, if you’re wondering what on earth would inspire Miz Dunham to regret never undergoing such a traumatizing decision and subsequent medical procedure, she remembered a past trip to a Texas Planned Parenthood.
She recalled a girl had asked the actress to open up about her own experience with abortion, and Lena reflected on her reaction at the time, saying:
“I sort of jumped. ‘I haven’t had an abortion,’ I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to her that, as much as I was going out and fighting for other women’s options, I myself had never had an abortion.”
Lena then recognized she was subconsciously enforcing the negative stigma surrounding the procedure, adding:
“And I realized then that even I was carrying within myself stigma around this issue. Even I, the woman who cares as much as anybody about a woman’s right to choose, felt that it was important that people know that I was unblemished in this department.”
While it’s good the celeb was able to be self-aware regarding her reaction, her controversial comment completely negated that.
And people on Twitter are GOING IN. Ch-ch-check out the reactions (below):
it is with a heavy heart that i must announce Lena Dunham is at it again
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) December 20, 2016
Fuck Lena Dunham. No you don’t wish you had an abortion. Mine was traumatizing and sad. And I’m 100% pro choice.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Queline (@SquashQueline) December 20, 2016
Everyone just Stop paying attention to Lena Dunham, her supreme ignorance, lack of rational thought, common sense, and self-awareness. Thx
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Zendaya’s ShoesRule (@myfeetonfleek) December 20, 2016
lena dunham is a cancer to society
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ jolly duley ├ó╦£╞Æ├»┬╕┬Å (@Advil) December 20, 2016
There are times when I feel bad that Lena Dunham represents Girls. Not the show, the gender
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jarrett Carlen (@JarrettGC) December 20, 2016
Give Lena Dunham credit. It’s quite a feat to be universally disliked by both Democrats and Republicans but she’s pulling it off.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Patrick Quaife (@pquaife) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham is disgusting
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ MarounV (@MarounEid11) December 20, 2016
“I never had an #abortion, but wish I would have..” @lenadunham is clearly #desperate for attention. #fool #whyareyouevenfamous #disgusting https://t.co/EK492M2kuh
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ heather reese (@grapefaerie) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham says she wishes she could have an abortion. Let’s remember, women who have abortions never wished that upon themselves.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ugene’s Politics ├░┼╕┼Æ┬É (@UgenesPolitics) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham is to morals like Michael Moore is to fitness.
An example of what not to be.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Josh (@JoshNoneYaBiz) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham said she wishes she had an abortion. Judging by the reactions I’ve seen on Twitter, a lot of people wish her mom had one too.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ryan Broems (@ryanbroems) December 20, 2016
If having an abortion is on your bucket list, you might be an attention whoring, sociopathic, whale of a douche nozzle named Lena Dunham.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Leah the Boss (@LeahRBoss) December 20, 2016
“How can I make this all about me?” -Lena Dunham, to her mirror every morning.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jenny Trout (@Jenny_Trout) December 20, 2016
Is there a way to block the words “Lena Dunham” or “Amy Schumer” from ever appearing in my life. Not just social media. Like everywhere.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Manveer Heir (@manveerheir) December 20, 2016
stop ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╜giving ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╜ Lena ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╜ Dunham ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╜platforms ├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╜
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) December 20, 2016
I kind of thought that Lena Dunham was going to be our generation’s Woody Allen, but it turns out she’s our generation’s Woody Allen.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ JenAshleyWright (@JenAshleyWright) December 20, 2016
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