More controversy is surrounding Lena Dunham.
This week has been tough for the Girls actress. First, she upset many people, when she claimed that NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. ignored her at the Met Gala, because he did not want to sleep with her due to her body and her outfit choice.
“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,” Dunham stated, while speaking with Amy Schumer for the newsletter, Lenny Letter, according to BuzzFeed.
Dunham continued, “The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to f**k 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.'”
Dunham’s comments infuriated many Twitter users, because they believed she was being hypocritical for bringing up whether or not Beckham Jr. wanted to sleep with her.
“Lena Dunham is being EXACTLY the type of individual she claims she’s against…make assumptions much?” one Twitter user wrote.
Dunham ended up apologizing in a lengthy Instagram post, where she said she let her insecurities get the best of her.
“I owe Odell Beckham Jr an apology. Despite my moments of bravado, I struggle at industry events (and in life) with the sense that I don’t rep a certain standard of beauty and so when I show up to the Met Ball surrounded by models and swan-like actresses it’s hard not to feel like a sack of flaming garbage,” she wrote on Instagram.
However, the problems for Dunham did not stop there. Amid the Beckham Jr. controversy, an old tweet from Dunham resurfaced, which many perceived to be racist.
“An uncool thought to have: ‘is that guy walking in the dark behind me a rapist? Never mind, he’s Asian,'” her tweet read.
An uncool thought to have: “is that guy walking in the dark behind me a rapist? Never mind, he’s Asian.”
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 12, 2011
According to Daily Mail, many Twitter users fired back at Dunham for this tweet. They called it “racist” and said “Donald Trump would be proud.”
It is unclear as to how or why this tweet resurfaced, but it is best that it did. When public figures make any kind of potentially racist comments, they need to be called out for them, so that they do not happen again.
Dunham has yet to comment on the tweet.