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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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