Lena Dunham Is Sorry, Again

Dunham has a history issuing apologies following controversial comments.
Here are a few examples:

Comparing Cosby to the Holocaust

During a 2015 interview with “Girls” co-showrunner Jenni Konner for Time Out New York, talk turned to allegations of sexual misconduct against Bill Cosby.
Dunham was asked about criticism her friend and “Girls” executive producer Judd Apatow had received for speaking out against Cosby.
“It’s sort of like saying someone’s obsessed with the Holocaust,” she responded.
“This is a huge issue, and it speaks to the way that we abuse power and the way that celebrity allows for injustice,” Dunham said. “Everyone else has gone, ‘Let’s hope it’s not true.’ Chris Rock, who’s an incredible guy and who has a strong sense of social justice, has basically said, ‘We’ll see.'”
She then apologized for the Holocaust reference on Instragram.
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Very excited about my pop art Time Out NY cover, photo by Danielle Levitt and popification by Chad Silver ❤️ My best friend and partner @campsucks interviewed me and it was a ball. However, I feel I didn’t properly express my respect & passion for Karen O. and Danny DeVito. Additionally I’m already aware comparing Bill Cosby to the Holocaust wasn’t my best analogy. With Love from your special rape-hating Jew friend LENA

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“I’m already aware comparing Bill Cosby to the Holocaust wasn’t my best analogy,” she wrote in a caption of a photo featuring her Time Out New York magazine cover. “With Love from your special rape-hating Jew friend LENA.”

Odell Beckham Jr. wasn’t checking for her

In an interview with Amy Schumer for the now shuttered Lenny Letter, Dunham recalled meeting the New York Giants wide receiver at the Met Ball in 2016.
According to the actress, the football star just wasn’t into her
“It was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards,” Dunham said. “He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean — he just seemed confused.”
“The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to f**k it? Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone,'” Dunham continued.
“It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie,” Dunham said. “I was like, ‘This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.'”
Twitter was quick to point out that Beckham Jr. may have just been minding his business and railed against what they saw as Dunham playing into the stereotype of black men on the hunt for white women.
Dunham later apologized.
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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

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She also took to Twitter to discuss it.
“@OBJ_3 is talented, stylish, seems super awesome and wasn’t into chatting with me at a fancy party,” she wrote. “My story about him was clearly (to me) about my own insecurities as an average-bodied woman at a table of supermodels & athletes.”

Wishing she had an abortion

Also in 2016, Dunham made a comment during her “Women of the Hour” podcast that did not sit well with some people.
Dunham told the story of visiting a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas where she said she was was asked by a younger girl to share her own story about abortion.
“I sort of jumped. ‘I haven’t had an abortion,’ I told her,” Dunham recalled. “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.”
“Even I, the woman who cares as much as anybody about a woman’s right to choose, felt it was important that people know I was unblemished in this department,” she went on to continued. “Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
Dunham later said her comment was a “distasteful joke.”
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My latest podcast episode was meant to tell a multifaceted story about reproductive choice in America, to explain the many reasons women do or don’t choose to have children and what bodily autonomy really means. I’m so proud of the medley of voices in the episode. I truly hope a distasteful joke on my part won’t diminish the amazing work of all the women who participated. My words were spoken from a sort of “delusional girl” persona I often inhabit, a girl who careens between wisdom and ignorance (that’s what my TV show is too) and it didn’t translate. That’s my fault. I would never, ever intentionally trivialize the emotional and physical challenges of terminating a pregnancy. My only goal is to increase awareness and decrease stigma. I take reproductive choice in America more seriously than I take literally anything else, and therefore own full responsibility for any words I speak that don’t convey this truth clearly. I know plenty of people will never like a thing that leaves my lips, mea culpas or no, but this apology is for the women who have placed their trust in me. You mean everything to me. My life is and always will be devoted to reproductive justice and freedom. You know how in some households you curse and have to put money in a jar? Well in mine, if you mess up your pro-choice messaging you have to give a sizable donation to abortion funds (https://abortionfunds.org/need-abortion) in New York, Texas and Ohio 💰I look forward to fighting with you all for the next four years and beyond.

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“My words were spoken from a sort of ‘delusional girl’ persona I often inhabit, a girl who careens between wisdom and ignorance (that’s what my TV show is too) and it didn’t translate,” she wrote. “I would never, ever intentionally trivialize the emotional and physical challenges of terminating a pregnancy.”

The sad tale (or tail?) of Lamby

In 2017, the “Tiny Furniture” writer shared on social media that she had surrendered her dog, Lamby, “after four years of challenging behavior and aggression that could not be treated with training or medication or consistent loving dog ownership.”
Dunham said she gave the pup to an “amazing professional facility” that was better suited to deal with Lamby, who, she said, “suffered terrible abuse as a pup.”
    But Robert Vazquez, a spokesperson for BARC Shelter in Brooklyn, where Dunham originally adopted Lamby, disputed her account.
    “We checked the records for Lamby,” Vazquez told Yahoo Celebrity. “He was ‘owner surrendered, not enough time,’ so we do not know where she got ‘multiple owners that abused the dog.'”

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