Whenever I find out I’m trending, I have to immediately check if I’m alive! Then, I try and see if there’s a constructive dialogue to have on Twitter. Often there isn’t, but today there really WAS. (Thread)— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 29, 2020
Lena Dunham agrees with her critics.
Over the weekend, a 2017 tweet went viral highlighting how she sold “Girls” to HBO at the age of 23, with only a short pitch and no characters or plot.
Many online used Dunham’s story as an example of white privilege, pointing out that most artists, particularly artists of colour, do not experience breaking into Hollywood so easily.
The past ten years have been a series of lessons. The lesson now? Sit down. Shut up, unless it’s to advocate for change for Black people. Listen. Make art in private for awhile- no one needs your book right now lady. Give reparations widely. Defund the police. Rinse & repeat.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 29, 2020
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