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Lena Dunham Apologizes to Odell Beckham Jr.: 'I Feel Terrible'

Lena Dunham Apologizes to Odell Beckham Jr.: 'I Feel Terrible'

Lena Dunham has written a lengthy statement apologizing to football player Odell Beckham Jr. for the comments she made about their experience at the Met Gala.

The Girls actress said that she was sitting next to Odell at dinner and “he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards.” She later faced criticism for making assumptions about his thoughts without actually speaking to him or getting to know him.

“I owe Odell Beckham Jr an apology. 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,” Lena wrote on Instagram. “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. 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,” Lena added. “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.”

See photos of the stars at the Met Gala in the gallery below.

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  • Kittywilderness

    She’s even managed to make an apology all about her

  • Hypnotist

    What an annoying cunt.

  • Wendy

    I mean, he probably WAS thinking that lol

  • Madsxx

    This woman has always been trash.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Make it stop. Just make it stop.

  • 777

    She’s one of the most annoying women in show business. And that says everything.

  • Leyzzle Swizzle

    Disgusting b*tch.

  • la petite bonnieux

    She has taken the award for unbearable twat

  • Sofeuh

    Lena Dunham pls stfu. If you have such insecurities about how you look change it & stop projecting your insecurities on others.

  • Penny Dreadful

    I hope he ignored her nasty comments and continues to ignore her pathetic, disgusting apology the same way he ignored her at the Met. She’s not worth his time.

  • Penny Dreadful

    She’s truly a wretched person. That last bit about black men as sexualized beasts – or whatever the exacts words were – is particularly appalling. She didn’t need to go there.

  • Gina

    Isn’t she engaged? Why was she so concerned about getting an athlete’s attention in the first place? She sounds thirsty.

  • laura

    I’m so sad that she had to apologise! In the end she said what most normal women woul have thought in the situation, she was right all along and I think it’s good for someone to criticise Hollywood’s obsession with conforming to certain standards…
    Every artist is a bit of a narcisisst, but i’d rather an intelligent person’s narcisissm than a dumb person’s perfect manners..

  • Penny Dreadful

    The fact that she can’t sit down next to a man without wondering if he “wants to fuck me” is telling of what kind person she really is on the inside, how deeply insecure she is, how angry it makes her to not have attention focused on her, and her revolting attitude towards black men.

  • Greta M.

    I think she sexualized him in every way and position in her imagination when Odell randomly brushed his shoulder against her or did something people sitting at the same table do xD I doubt he even acknowledged her existence.

  • Jesus is coming…RUN!!!

    ah so she’s misandristic.

  • Jesus is coming…RUN!!!

    What standards its Hollywood, she’s a working actress and writer

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  • Brink

    Jesus, she just never stops.

  • laura

    The standards that say that beauty= being sickeningly skinny.

  • Ash

    Cut the crap! She is nothing more than a glorified pedo.

  • Ash

    Cut the crap! She is nothing more than a glorified pedo.

  • Ash

    Cut the crap! She is nothing more than a glorified pedo.