After actress Aurora Perrineau filed a police report against "Girls" writer Murray Miller, alleging he sexually assaulted her when she was 17 years old, Dunham and her co-producer Jenni Konner sent a public statement to The Hollywood Reporter. Dunham's critics say real feminists don't immediately, publicly rush to the defense of the accused simply because they are friends.
"While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year. It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed. We stand by Murray..."
Get back to me when you support the women you DON'T agree with.
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Many of her fans admit she screwed up, but at least she listened, took responsibility, and apologized.
Lena Dunham apologizes for defending a “Girls” writer accused of sexual assault: "I naively believed that it was important to share my perspective....I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement" https://t.co/2v8z0gxwlV
The Mary Sue argues that Lena's used up her hall passes on these issues.
How many times does Lena Dunham have to fail women of color before she actually begins to learn? Or more bluntly, how many times does Lena Dunham have to say and do racist shit before white women stop defending her?
And many say dunking on Dunham has just become too easy of a pastime. She's made mistakes, but she's not evil.
Dunham, unlike other celebrities who make a faux pas, isn't afraid to apologize when she screws up. Lena Dunham isn't perfect, and that's part of her appeal. It's easy to dislike Dunham. However, those who ridicule the star need to take a look in the mirror and ask why Dunham threatens them so much.