Lena Dunham released an apology/statement for defending her accused rapist friend Murray Miller against allegations that he had raped then 17-year-old Auror Perrineau. You can tell she felt SUPER-BAD … for herself.
— ? Lena Dunham ? (@lenadunham) November 19, 2017
Guess how well this went over.
Lena, what’s her name again? The woman you disparaged?
Her name is missing from this.
— Kelly Wickham Hurst (@mochamomma) November 19, 2017
Probably should have apologized directly to Aurora and saved the wordy BS for her next book.
A perfect example of saying sorry just to say sorry. Too late..colors have been shown, babe.
— Haley Ramm (@halesbells) November 19, 2017
Yeah, babe, colors have been shown. Of course, for many of us, we’ve seen her true colors for years and year.
This isn't about "politics" or "timing" – this is about claiming the feminist label only when convenient.
— maple leaf latinx (@daibyday) November 19, 2017
Or when lucrative. Yup.
You have a long history of NOT listening to women, especially WOC. Coming out against sex work decriminalization, for example? You're only a "feminist" when it's convenient for your personal brand.
— Molly Hodgdon (@Manglewood) November 19, 2017
Sensing a theme here, Lena.
This is about as sincere as Trump’s TelePrompTer reaction to Charlottesville.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 19, 2017
Ouch. When you’ve lost Tony?
Don’t see an apology to Aurora Perrineau. When is the “right” time to defend him?
— Cynthia Kao (@CynthKao) November 19, 2017
"Aurora Perrineau, I apologize for my stupidity. I believe you." There, I fixed your statement for you, @lenadunham. It's even under 140 characters.
— Angela Mudge (@angelmud) November 19, 2017
Would have been way easier and would probably have saved her from thousands of hate-filled tweets in response to her crap statement.
Forced apology for an act of conscience. Sex panic intensifying. https://t.co/566uFUV8ay
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) November 19, 2017
Forced apology, exactly! It doesn’t read like she’s sorry, it reads like she screwed up and is trying desperately to backpedal.
"Until we are all believed, none of us will be believed," says Lena Dunham. That's crazy. If everyone is believed, then belief means nothing. https://t.co/mDyHuXHJP0
— Will Saletan (@saletan) November 19, 2017
But Lena was being wise and stuff.
— First Time Trek (@FirstTimeTrek) November 19, 2017
You are one of the reasons women do not come forward. Because they have to hear shit like this from people like you who should know better. You only apologized because you were caught.
— Stephanie (@socalsteph_) November 19, 2017
She only apologized because she pissed everyone off.
C’mon. Way to center this hot mess on yourself.
— Leilza (@leilaclaire) November 19, 2017
Your "ever fiber of my being" is starting to ring as Trump's "believe me."
— Kathryn McKinney (@_witha_K) November 19, 2017
"We?" Why are you referring to yourself as "we?" Are you royal? The use of this plural pronoun distances you from your apology. It reads insincere, inauthentic, like something your publicist wrote on your behalf. You do have a platform.
Do better. Be better.
— C. Vargas McPherson (@VargasMcPherson) November 19, 2017
Like many in her ‘industry,’ Lena does indeed feel like she’s above the little people.
You are only a feminist when it is convenient for you or when it suits your personal brand or agenda.
Your apology, if it can even be called that, is hollow and devoid of meaning. Apologize to the victim, not your cadre of fans you've offended time and time again.
— Seina drinks wine. (@dertek) November 19, 2017
You really are the worst.
— Kimberly Castro (@kimacastro) November 19, 2017
‘You parasitic hypocrite’: It appears Lena Dunham’s defense of her accused rapist friend isn’t going so well
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