Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sorry!? #LenaDunham APOLOGIZES to #OdellBeckhamJr! [details]




In Hollywood, when you say or do something FOOLISH.. you better believe if you are to 'SURVIVE' you must MASTER the art of SOCIAL MEDIA APOLOGIES.

Lena Dunham issued a formal and clear apology to Odell Beckham Jr. on Saturday, a day after responding to comments she made about her interaction with the NFL player at the Met Gala.
"I owe Odell Beckham Jr an apology," she wrote on Instagram. "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 continued: "This felt especially intense with a handsome athlete as my dinner companion and a bunch of women I was sure he'd rather be seated with. But I went ahead and projected these insecurities and made totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts. I feel terrible about it." 

Dunham came under fire for a recent interview with Amy Schumer released in Friday's Lenny Letter, where she described her meeting with Beckham at the Met Gala. "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."
She was then bashed for her assumptions and perpetuating racist stereotypes of black athletes. As a response over Twitter, Dunham wrote, in part, "It's not an assumption about who he is or an expectation of sexual attention. It's my sense of humor, which has kept me alive for 30 years. Glad the outrage machine roars on though, right @amyschumer?"

However, her apology continued by addressing the criticisms. "Because after listening to lots of valid criticism, I see how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don't know AT ALL. Like, we have never met, I have no idea the kind of day he's having or what his truth is," she said. "But most importantly, I would never intentionally contribute to a long and often violent history of the over-sexualization of black male bodies- as well as false accusations by white women towards black men."


see how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don't know AT ALL. Like, we have never met, I have no idea the kind of day he's having or what his truth is. But most importantly, I would never intentionally contribute to a long and often violent history of the over-sexualization of black male bodies- as well as false accusations by white women towards black men. I'm so sorry, particularly to OBJ, who has every right to be on his cell phone. The fact is I don't know about his state of mind (I don't know a lot of things) and I shouldn't have acted like I did. Much love and thanks, Lena
A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on
[source:EW]

Get it together Lena.  If a GUY, black or white doesn't want you, MOVE ON.  Maybe it's you.  WORK ON THAT.

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