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Lena Dunham On Her Haters: 'People Have Always Been Trying to Pick on Me!'

Lena Dunham On Her Haters: 'People Have Always Been Trying to Pick on Me!'

Lena Dunham gets together with her gal pal Brie Larson while attending Sex, Politics and Film held during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at Wahso Asian Grill on Sunday (January 25) in Park City, Utah.

The 28-year-old Girls creator and actress hosted the event in support of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Lena recently opened up about her haters and being regularly harassed on various forms of social media.

“It would probably be too easy a cop out to say that just Republican males hate me. Though there’s a large swath of them, for sure,” Lena expressed (via The Daily Beast). “I’m sure it’s connected to [women’s rights], I’m sure it’s connected to the content of the show and the way that I deal with my body on the show. Listen, I totally leave room for people to be irritated by me. They were irritated by me from 2nd through 12th grade. I know the feeling dearly. I said to my boyfriend once at a very low moment, ‘This isn’t that different from 2nd grade. People have always been trying to pick on me! Always!’”

“But I try not to be that self-pitying. I’ve tried to analyze it, but then I kind of realized that it’s not my job to understand, and it almost wouldn’t be healthy for me to understand,” Lena added. “The best thing I can do is be of service to other women and people who are experiencing similar things, and if I can be a guide to other outspoken, creative women, that’s the best thing I can do rather than try and understand the segment of the Internet that responds to me negatively.”

FYI: Lena and Brie are wearing Coach sweaters.

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Credit: Sonia Recchia; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Brie Larson, Lena Dunham

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  • Davis

    ‘haters’ who writes this site?

    No people just think you’re an irritant darling

  • steffiii_fe

    she’s just great.

  • Genesis 11:9

    That’s classical paranoia. Aside from her other patently obvious psychological afflictions, she’s also a paranoid? Well no wonder she’s a role model. This should work out well, very well indeed . . . .

  • politicallyincorrect

    My Husband is s republican male. He wants her to have access to all the birth control she needs….as long as he’s not forced to pay for it…if it will keep her from reproducing. Then she wouldn’t need to kill it if she was responsible to start. Oh, wait…she lies about Republican men raping her To get that excuse in (and to libel men like my husband) and then brags about molesting her sister. Dunham…HBO is the only place I’ve seen you work because they employ american loving badgers for a living. Good luck with your career once Girls finishes. At the rate of this seasons opening numbers, looks like that will be sooner rather than later.

  • Angus12

    Maybe it had something to do with you playing with your little sistes’s PuS#y.

  • SaintJohnAngel

    Lena Dunham is a self-proclaimed “victim” who refuses to see her role in being condemned, criticized, and in people calling her out on the molestation in book, her quotes about forcing her five-year-old sister to “make-out” with her (making Lena about 12 or 13 at the time…NOT seven) and about the photos she posted of her little sister online –disturbing photos. (photos posted when Lena was an adult. NOT seven)

    No Lena, I do not “hate” you. I hate what you wrote, that you made a joke about it, and I hate that you won’t educate yourself about incest and Child-on-Child sexual abuse, and I hate child pornography…. I also hate false claims of rape.

  • SaintJohnAngel

    lol…

  • Dude

    “But I try not to be that self-pitying.”

  • suzybel

    She actually had a boyfriend?

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