The release of R. Kelly’s new CD, “Black Panties,” resulted in a lot of press (and tweets). Not all of it was fawning reviews; Slate ran a piece called “R. Kelly, Terry Richardson, and the Power of the Bankable Creep.” As Slate notes, Kelly “has been accused of raping dozens of teenage girls” and “indicted on child pornography-related charges.” (Kelly was acquitted by a Chicago jury.) He also has recorded a duet with Beyoncé and performed with Lady Gaga at this year’s AMAs.

As their headline suggests, Slate’s Amanda Hess also took on creepster photographer Terry Richardson, the man who recently convinced Miley Cyrus to ride a prop wrecking ball totally nude for a music video. As Slate notes, “[Lena] Dunham has, however, been photographed by Richardson; he is a hipster staple and also her friend.” So, has Dunham compromised her feminist credentials?

Some did more than just imply it. Take Michelle Malkin, for example.


As Malkin wrote last month:

The silence is deafening. A depraved photographer accused of abusing and exploiting young models enjoys access to the entertainment industry’s hottest female stars, from Rihanna to Lady Gaga to Beyonce to Miley Cyrus. He counts “progressive” feminist celebs among his most intimate friends. He’s even photographed President Obama. But when confronted with his sordid history and career degradation of women, these elite friends of Terry have nothing to say.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Korie, Missy, Jessica, Sadie, and Miss Kay Robertson>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lena Dunham #DuckDynasty #IStandWithPhil

    • Cliff Williams

      Man, talk about opposite sides of the spectrum.

  • M F Scotto

    Jeez, I hate to have to defend her, but she actually accepts her mistake. Do we not even allow such an admission?

    • Heather_A

      I’ll allow it with a jaundiced eye. It’s not like Terry Richardson’s pervyness was a secret among lib feminists, known only to a few. Hell, it seems to have been an open secret. Lena Dunham was in those circles and she wasn’t a neophyte model fighting to make it. I know how pressure to fit in, not to spoil a party can be. But sometimes, you gotta be an immovable object that she swears she is as a feminist. I think Lena needs to be confronted by the next girl Richardson ruins and have to apologize for her cowardice. It’s what they expect of us… I’ll pull an Alinsky and expect it from them.


      • tjack

        i would even grant someone the excuse of naivete but with her parents and background no way. Like most lib elites her actions are for her benefit and hers only.

        • Heather_A

          That’s what gets me. She *knows* these people. She grew up with these people. I understand it was a double edged sword, that calling out the people of your circle can cause you to lose your circle, but isn’t that what happened to all these people that the left idolises? All the people whose quotes they tattoo and in their name they give?

          I mean, Mandela was a commie, but was willing to be thrown in jail and he wasn’t sure he was getting out, either… and you can’t risk losing a couple party invites? ,#GirlBYE.


      • DC is Evil

        What is the attraction with Terry Richardson? I had to Google him a few months ago to see what he was all about, and it seems like he’s just a creeper perv who gets his kicks taking pics of girls (nearly) naked.

        Or did I miss something and he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize or something?

    • aztectrumpet

      Agreed. And I think Michelle was a little out of line by continuing on like that.

      • tjack

        Nothing wrong with trying to engage and Lena wanted nothing to do with it. If Lena wants to be a leader with a million plus followers than she should accept the responsibility that comes with it.

        • grais

          She imagines she’s a feminist…when it’s convenient.
          She’s actually the antithesis of a feminist.

      • WilliamAmos

        Michelle was pointing out Lena’s hypocrisy in condemning R Kelly and ignoring someone else she had actually worked with.

        • $19701396

          And kept at it after Lena acknowledged her mistake. Don’t pretend that this isn’t personal for Michelle. We’re not stupid.

          • WilliamAmos

            Her mistake of supporting R Kelly not the other person.

          • $19701396

            This is what she said: “I responded asking that my feminism not be picked apart because of one PR experience. You don’t learn to say no overnight.” She’s referring to Richardson.

          • Stephen K

            Yeah, well talk’s cheap. Let’s see what she has to say the next time she collaborates with Richardson.

            As always, it comes down to, “Yes he’s a creep, but he’s our creep.”

          • $19701396

            Sadly, that’s true. Woody Allen and Ted Nugent are good examples of that.

          • NRPax

            I don’t recall Ted Nugent having sex with his stepdaughter though. Do you have a news story available that I’m unaware of?

          • $19701396

            He became the legal guardian of a 17 year old who he was having sex with in order to marry her.

          • NRPax

            Ah. And from what I found, the parents were the ones who consented to it. Yep. That’s sleazy.

          • trixiewoobeans

            But it’s “different” to them if you’re a talented, artistic creep! Woody Allen has already been brought up, but I remember the fairly recent Roman Polanski debacle, where many were excusing him because of his “talent.”

          • Stephen K

            I remember that too – the left introduced the concept of “rape-rape” to excuse Polanski.

          • Unknown User

            It wasn’t one PR experience, her best friend was dating him and she’d gone out with Terry dozens of times. Even in her acknowledgement of the issue she’s untruthful and minimizes her involvement

          • Dolphieness

            Not personal. It is showing hypocrisy for what it is. Spot lights are needed at times. Especially with the left who think errr erase that .. do not think… yet support the very things they are supposed to be against.

        • GoldsteinsBook

          Malkin started out by claiming Dunham is a hypocrite but was unsuccessful when Dunham described being pressured by the very predator about whom Malkin calls a sleazeball. Instead of backing off and apologizing to Dunham, Malkin continued to taunt and antagonize the successful young woman who regrets being manipulated by Richardson. Malkin had a nice laugh because she ‘ran off’ a woman who fell victim to a much older man with a history of using his clout to manipulate young women.

          • ForTheRepublicOfDave

            She doesn’t regret a damn thing. The only, and I mean ONLY reason she even mentioned it is because it may come back to bite her. In fact, the only reason she even MENTIONED TR in the first place was because she claimed that someone said her views on R. Kelly were invalid because of their photographs. Also, that history you mention? Exactly why that “don’t learn to say no overnight” excuse won’t fly. She knew, and she didn’t care.

      • Maxx

        Hypocrisy doesn’t enjoy an hour glass. Dunham remains judgmental yet wants to scurry under the protective guise of “I’m not immune to pressures?” She knew damn well who he was and what she was doing.

        • Slam1263

          And that is it Max.
          The young lady has made her mark as being an overzealous attack dog.
          No one has ever been able to beg forgiveness under her, odd, sense of what should be.
          She’ll run and hide, lick her wounds, and come back just as vicious.
          I don’t think she has ever apologized for a few comments she made of Ms. Malkin.
          So much for the myth of the Sisterhood of Feminism.

      • Marcy Cook

        Awwww what’s the matter? Little chubby, sloppy, foul mouthed Lena can’t take the heat?

      • marssnw

        The problem is that she is a feminist when it is convenient for her political stance. She is a hypocrite.

    • Dolphieness

      No, As a brilliant feminist – she should know better. It is not as if it was a secret that he is a huge pervert.

      • Brian Roastbeef

        This. I’m not even slightly supportive of the feminist movement, neither am I one who follows fashion, but even I am aware of and disgusted with Terry Richardson and his perversion. The creep takes naked photos and screws underage girls who think they’re going to be models because of it. This is pretty close to common knowledge by now…

    • caradoc

      You’re feeding the cult of apology. She knew what she was doing and only cares now that it might hurt her personally. So she does the standard liberal “I’m sorry but I’m really a liberal just ask Alec Baldwin” routine and it goes away. But if anyone other than politically correct tool of the left goes there they get Duck Dynasty’ed.

    • Unknown User

      I’d buy it more if she wasn’t still “chill” and hanging out with him. It wasn’t just the photo shoot it was her continued friendship with him

    • stuckinIL4now

      No, she isn’t accepting her “mistake” because her behavior isn’t changing. She’s just making excuses and has zero self-awareness of her contradictions.

    • irishgirl91

      Agreed, but I have a feeling the same courtesy would not be extended by Ms. Dunham. Call it a hunch.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    You have lost your way. You have no spiritual anchor. Give up your hedonistic ways and take the Lord Jesus into your heart, it is not too late.

  • $19701396

    So Lena Dunham admits that she was wrong, says she’ll do better and that’s not enough for Michelle Malkin? Someone’s really bitter over being Oberlin’s most hated alum.

    • tjack

      Reading replies and stirring the pot? You’re always the anarchist aren’t you? I’m surprised I’m saying this but go be a liberal, pick up a stranger and get laid tonight, cheap sex may do you some good.

      • $19701396

        Aren’t you charming?

        • Slam1263

          I’m over Fifty, have my own hair, and teeth.
          How you doin’?
          What flavor Nyquil do you like?

    • Juan Pablo

      That was a weak apology, and very indirect way of Plus she won’t stop being buddy buddy with him I’m sure.

    • Dolphieness

      Dunham was busted publicly for her hypocrisy or she would not have ‘fessed up. She is a hypocrite of the worst kind. She shelters perverts yet proclaims to be a supporter of women. She is from an educated, intellectual family and does not have the platform of ignorance to stand on. She actually really does know better. The thing is … she thinks she is better and more intelligent/sophisticated than others. She has not learned – she uses it as a crutch. A ‘poor me I am crippled I made a mistake thus am not perfect yet I am perfect in my imperfection.’

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Nobody is 100% perfect, no matter how “perfect” you try to be.
      #MyPhilosophy(ies) Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Marcy Cook

      Is that you Lena?

  • jumper297

    If I walked in on pederast Terry Richardson snapping pics of a near-nude Lena Dunham I would projectile vomit and immediately ram my head into a brick wall to try and stave off that image being etched into long-term memory.

    • Jack Deth

      Drastic. Yet effective.

  • grais

    “her feminist status”

    • keyboard jockey

      I know that one get’s me every time Dunham is such a cut up.

  • John

    If it wasn’t for double standards, liberals would have no standards.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Shorter Lena Dunham: “I’m always on my period when I say stuff.”**

    **President Obama, Judd Apatow and Mathew Yglasias say it’s OK for me to say that out loud.

    Guuurl power!

    • Slam1263

      And when the Herpes Simple 41 flairs up, watch out.

      • Lamontyoubigdummy

        Don’t know about you, but I’m all about the “down” votes.

        (butt hurts aside, and whatnot) It feels like I’m doing something…while I’m doing nothing.

  • gold7406

    liberals always see which way the wind is blowing to make sure it is always at their back.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Being accused of rape is a career booster R., heck we’ve won dozens of awards from fawning liberals after having been accused of just that crime. Liberals have short memories !”
    Kobe Bryant, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Mike Tyson, Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson, Jameis Winston and Billy Jefferson “BJ” Clinton.

  • fireandreamitchell

    Lena Dunham, Stanley Dunham. What difference does it make?

    • Part138

      Speaking of which, I’ve read that Obama’s mother went by her middle name (Ann) most of the time, but apparently she never got rid of the “Stanley” legally, because it’s on his legal birth certificate… or is it? (Yes, I know we’ll probably never get to the bottom of all that) lol

      • LAPhil

        Her parents named her Stanley because they wanted a boy. It’s too bad they didn’t get one.

        • Part138

          I read that. I wonder if they ever thought of “Stephanie?” (-:

      • stuckinIL4now

        Her father’s name was Stanley (Baraka’s commie grandpa). Wonder why “Jr” never appeared after it.

  • Ironside

    Who the hell is Lena Dunham?

    • Kickass Conservative

      Fat feminist. Lame show. That’s what I gather. Otherwise, you and I are in the same boat….

      ….one I’m glad Big Lena isn’t in…. Bah-dum-tssssss…

      • Marcy Cook

        She’s a “sloppy” fat feminist. Little doughy, dirty Lena.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Well, I’m shocked–SHOCKED–to see such a half-hearted, hypocritical apology from someone so quick to judge others. Well, I guess she’s in “good” company at least:

    Jon Stewart: “Yes, I said some potentially things, but I’m just a comedian. Don’t take me seriously now just because I demanded it before I got in trouble.”

    Barack Obama: “I’m sorry my subordinates didn’t do a better job with my signature piece peace of legislation.”

    Alec Baldwin: “Gee, I’m sorry I caught got beating my wife and verbally abusing my daughter. I’ll do better next time, you c***-s******.”

    Martin Bashir: “I’m sorry I got fired for suggesting someone defecate in Palin’s mouth in response to her making a comparison I myself made.”

    Hillary Clinton: “I’m sorry that Christopher Stevens didn’t try harder to warn me about what I should’ve already known, but hey, what difference does it make at this point?”

    Al Sharpton: “…” (Yeah, he can’t even offer a half-hearted apology for the bulls*** he pulls.)

    Roman Polanski: “Yes, I drugged and raped a teenager, and then skipped the country, but Harvey Weinstein forgave me.”

    Bill Clinton: “I’m sorry that I got caught. That’s all. Aw c’mon, that’s the most honest thing I’ve ever said.”

    • Dolphieness

      Standing Ovation!

  • Nan

    Please don’t talk about women photographed without their panties then talk about the same person photographing the president. My brain made the obvious bleach and now I need my retinas cleansed.

    • Brian Roastbeef

      So then, you’d rather think of photos of Barky with his panties?

      • Nan

        I’d rather not think of Barky at all.

        • Erik Bartlam

          Thanks you two…I just threw up in my mouth.

  • Don Carpenter

    As much of a pig as she is, she’s right about R Kelly.

  • jabberwocky

    Lena needs to take a hot shower, she is dirty

  • stuckinIL4now

    So this matronly 40somethinglooking 20something who claims to have it all together was pressured and taken advantage of? No, and forget feminism. Someone who truly has it all together has the self-respect and self-esteem to keep her panties on and stay away from creeps. Dunham is not who she thinks she is or what she promotes herself to be and unfortunately there are probably scores of 40somethinglooking 20somethings following her lead.

  • Oscar

    Lena strikes me as the type of girl who doesn’t actually like boys, if you get my meaning. Does anyone feel the same?

  • Marcy Cook

    Lena Dunham is one of those types of women who will do anything to have a man pay attention. So hateful of themselves that they think they can’t live without one….even a perv or a criminal.

    • spaceycakes

      there’s no way anyone will get me to believe she likes men…

  • spaceycakes

    “That’s all and that’s always. No debate.”

    See how they always resort to this? like

    ‘is that clear?’
    ‘get over it’
    ‘move on’

    heh. It’s over when I say so.

  • spaceycakes

    and also? Git ’em Michelle! LOL

  • lazypadawan

    That’s sort of the shame of Twitter; it’s hard to get into a real discussion with anyone with only 140 characters. But the fact of the matter is, Miss Dunham is still friends with The Creep and her best friend is his current “squeeze,” i.e. the gal who washes his socks while he’s trying to bed tattoo models.

  • BlahBlah

    You don’t learn to say no overnight? Did she seriously say that? Well I guess it’s true if you have no self respect.

  • Pat Loudoun

    In this joyous holiday season, I’m thankful that I have not seen that picture.

  • rainman

    Dunham and her ilk lost their feminist credentials with their deafening silence while Sarah Palin was being threatened with rape and violence by the likes of Sandra Burnhart and Martin Bashir. They can’t be called feminists, they are only Deminists (feminist for Democrats)

  • Jedd McHead

    Feminism was once a radical concept, now it’s just DULL. Lena, you’re DULL.

  • marssnw

    Someone call the ambulance and the fire department because someone just got BURNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cam

    Evidence of cultural evolution is visible in related alphabets, such as those of the Greeks and Russians, who trace their roots to the same language ancestor as Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit.