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Lena Dunham responds to Lisa Lampanelli controversy on Twitter

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: READ FULL STORY

Lisa Lampanelli defends calling Lena Dunham the n-word: 'It means friend'

Finally, there’s a racially-charged controversy surrounding Lena Dunham that has nothing to do with the racial politics of Girls — or even Dunham herself, really.

Insult comic Lisa Lampanelli has never shied away from using controversial language in her standup act. But that didn’t stopped legions of Twitter users from being offended when Lampanelli tweeted a photo of herself with Dunham on Monday, adding a caption that reads, “Me with my n—a ‪@LenaDunham of ‪@HBOGirls — I love this beyotch!!” Here’s the tweet; obviously, there’s sensitive language ahead:


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