One problem with all this “voice of a generation” talk? You may find yourself in controversies you weren’t even directly involved in. That’s what happened to Lena Dunham this week when comedian Lisa Lampanelli posted a photo on twitter of herself with Dunham, along with the caption, “Me with my n—a @LenaDunham of @HBOGirls — I love this beyotch!!” Naturally, this made a lot of people extremely uncomfortable.
Up until this point, Dunham – who again, was only in a photo with Lampanelli – was silent about the n-word controversy. But today, after some tweets from writer Shayla Pierce (who wrote about the incident), Dunham finally gave a statement – in 140 character increments, of course. (A rep for Dunham did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comments about the tweets.)
The entire social media exchange is below:
My personal criteria for engaging twitter debate: I wait until something just sits so wrong in my belly & bones that I must finally speak.—
Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 22, 2013
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