Lena Dunham interviewed Amy Schumer for her weekly Lenny Letter, and in the midst of operatic declarations of adoration and mutual respect ("I would fellate the whole cast of Duck Dynasty if I knew it meant keeping Amy safe, and I know she'd do the same for me"), the topic of the Met Gala came up. Seemingly apropos of nothing, Lena ripped her Met Gala tablemate, NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., for ignoring her at the event because she was wearing a tuxedo...


I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and 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. 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 fuck it? Is it wearing a … yep, it's wearing a tuxedo. I'm going to go back to my cell phone." 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. I was like, "This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes."

Oh. The interview was released yesterday afternoon, and the social media backlash was swift and unequivocal. The overwhelming sentiment was that Dunham's sense of entitlement to the desire of Beckham Jr., a black man, was incredibly arrogant, and represents some of the most insidious qualities of "white feminism"...




After she became a trending topic on Twitter, Dunham backpedaled on her previous statements, claiming that she was poking fun at her own insecurities rather than trying to insult OBJ.

Apparently, the Twitter furor led to an off-air conversation between Lena, Amy Schumer and Xavier Burgin, a writer, director and popular Twitter personality, who had many thoughtful things to say about the incident on his own feed...

Which in turn provoked a separate conversation about "misogynoir"...

The conversation on Twitter and with Burgin seemed to have gotten through to Dunham, who just posted this apology on her Instagram...


Sometimes it takes a village to get people to acknowledge their privilege.


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