The controversial star of the HBO series Girls has become an icon in some leftist circles despite admitting to acts such as molesting her adolescent sister and falsely accusing an acquaintance of rape.
Lena Dunham’s antics, however, have also led to some harsh social media criticism. It is for this reason, she recently confirmed, that she has officially left Twitter.
“I really appreciate that anybody follows me at all,” she explained when announcing her decision, “and so I didn’t want to cut off my relationship to it completely, but it really, truly wasn’t a safe space for me.”
Instead of posting directly to the platform, she said she will use a surrogate to post tweets on her behalf.
Reaction by other Twitter users was mixed, but largely consisted of ridicule and apathy.
lena dunham quit tweeting in case you were wondering why twitter feels like a blockage of hair and toothpaste was cleared from its drain
— nietzsche keen (@nurserycrimes) September 30, 2015
lena dunham is taking a break from controlling her twitter account and other utterly inconsequential things — madeleine (@madeleinedoux) September 30, 2015
Hey Lena Dunham, leaving Twitter won’t make you any less of a sexual absuer
— belle (@zeldanarchy) September 30, 2015
In addition to her breakup with Twitter, Dunham confirmed the television series that made her a household name will be ending after its next full season.
As Breitbart’s John Nolte opined, even her recent interview with Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton could not undo the damage Dunham has done to her own reputation – and Hollywood marketability.
“Naturally,” he wrote, “Dunham is being allowed to pretend the cancellation is her choice, you know, because with no other career prospects, what Dunham really wants to do is run an obscure website where the self-proclaimed sexual abuse activist doesn’t ask Hillary Clinton about her decades of rape denial but rather about a black man’s penis.”
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