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Lena Dunham Honors Joan Rivers with a Plastic Surgery Joke

Lena Dunham Honors Joan Rivers with a Plastic Surgery Joke

Lena Dunham attends the celebration of Betty Halbreich‘s new memoir “I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style with a Twist” on Thursday (September 4) in New York City.

The 28-year-old Girls actress took to her Twitter account that day to honor the late Joan Rivers by making a joke about plastic surgery.

“Watching Joan Rivers do standup at age 81 was incredible: athletic, jaw-dropping, terrifying, essential. It never stopped. Neither will she… I told Maron I’d have a zinger when Joan died. But I didn’t think she ever would. She felt eternal, and anyway, zingers are her territory,” she tweeted.

“That being said, Joan is gone but a piece of her lives on: her nose, because it’s made of polyurethane,” Lena added.

Later that night Lena wrote another tweet responding to criticism for joking about the comedienne on the day of her death.

“Just gonna assume everyone telling me I’m ugly on twitter tonight is commemorating Joan Rivers and therefore I love you all,” Lena said.

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Posted to: 2014 New York Fashion Week Fall, Joan Rivers, Lena Dunham

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  • Arlene

    What an absolute disgrace that Lena Dunham is. Capitalizing Joans’s death is disgusting . I guess there is now an opening for the Queen of Zion. Barbara Walters is now the reigning Queen. Lena will have to campaign against Sarah Silverman for the new title.

  • Kipe

    Liking this girl more and more.

  • jen

    @Arlene: Do you know who Joan Rivers was? She would’ve been the first one laughing. Did you read how she wanted her funeral? Joan lived for laughter…from lighthearted to raunchy and even went to offensive lengths to crack a joke. No matter what she said, she never apologized for it…especially if it made someone chuckle. For anyone else, Lena’s joke would have been tacky and disrespectful…but Joan would’ve laughed, and I think that’s what she was going for. I never found most of the things Joan said to be funny, but if I had told that to her face she would’ve said “you have no sense of humor”. That’s how she came off through everything. Leave Lena alone.

  • Arlene


    If you want to live in a world of nepotism and cronyism and Judd Apatow, that is certainly up to you. LLAP!

  • Jimmy

    Apatow only hires Zionists. If you are interested in War crimes against gentiles keep funding his filth.

  • Isabella

    Dunham is interested in one thing, peeling dollars out of your wallet to fund the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians .

  • Saul Ginsberg

    Has Joan Rivers gone too far (again)?

    The comedian has sparked controversy over a joke she made about Heidi Klum in a sexy Julien Macdonald dress at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards party.

    “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens,” Rivers said of the German-born supermodel on

    The Anti-Defamation League’s director Abraham H. Foxman, a Holocaust survivor himself, said in a statement that the comments were “vulgar and offensive to Jews and Holocaust survivors.”

    The anti-Semitism watchdog group also criticized Rivers’ Fashion Police co-hosts Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osborne and George Kotsiopoulos, whom the statement says were “doubled over with laughter” after she made the joke.

  • Laus Kinski

    Lena Dunham is a filthy disgusting Woman, likely involved in nefarious money raising schemes to start WW3. Please research her ambitions before you make an opinion .

  • Lennon

    It’s a clever joke

  • Shirley

    Don’t forget that Lena Dunham is only a Pawn for Judd Apatow and his ambitions. Google it.

  • jen

    @Arlene: What you’re saying has nothing to do with my comment to you. I can’t stand Lena and I think she says/does everything for attention…most celebs do. How I personally feel about her has nothing to do with the fact that I don’t feel her “joke” was as ‘in poor taste’ as everyone says it is because Joan would’ve laughed at it, simply because Joan was known for poor taste jokes. Chill.

  • Shirley

    @jen: @jen:

    So why don’t you point out what a sham Lena Dunham is? I’m sure Joan was completely disgusted by Dunham and her disgusting filth. Let’s just agree that Dunham is a complete puppet of Apatow’s cult.

  • Isabella

    Lena Dunham makes people think about many issues. The roles of Jews in Hollywood, nepotism and cronyism and the sad and declining state of broadcast Television . The ‘specialty’ channels need filthy disgraceful people like Dunham and Apatow to survive.

  • Allen Greenspan

    Good point, People need to understand who is behind these TV shows and Films and where the money is going. I.E. to destroy Palestinian schools, Hospitals and homes. More than 1700 private Palestinian homes have been bombed and destroyed by the IDF. People need to know where the money for these murders are coming from.

  • sx

    ok whoever is going on with the apatow comments need to chill

  • Jennifer

    @sx: Unfortunately, you cannot stop fundamentalist nut-bags coming to the site and making comments.

  • leila

    Did Ellen DeGeneres gain weight?