Lena Dunham At It Again In Headlines! This Time About Racism
Lena Dunham, best known for creating and starring in the HBO TV series "Girls," has been under fire for one thing or another since her career started. She is in a constant state of apology, and this time her apology may not be enough. Her recent actions left many people outraged! One of her writers, Lenny Letter, quit and referred to Dunham as a racist.
One of the co-writers for 'Girls," Murray Miller, has recently been accused of rape by actress Aurora Perrineau in 2012 when she was 17. The writer, through his attorneys, denied the allegation. Dunham and fellow "Girls" showrunner Jenni Konner released a statement insisting that Miller had been falsely accused of raping Perrineau. This was a surprising statement made by the self-proclaimed feminist, who has stated in the past that the one thing women don't lie about is rape.
It only took two days for Dunham to retract her statement, and apologize.
People were not buying Dunham's apology, and one of those peoples were former Lenny Letter writer Zinzi Clemmons. Clemmons announced her decision to quit Lenny Letter on her Facebook page along with calling out Dunham for being racist.
"Back in college, I avoided those people like the plague because of their well-known racism. 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 common response to these kinds of statements,” says Clemmons in her Facebook statement.
Dunham has yet to comment on Clemmons accusations, but it doesn't seem like an apology will save her this time.