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Lena Dunham Apologizes for Controversial Abortion Comments

Lena Dunham Apologizes for Controversial Abortion Comments

Lena Dunham has issued an apology for her controversial comment about saying she wishes she had an abortion, even though she hasn’t before.

The 30-year-old Girls actress received a lot of backlash for the comment she made on her podcast. She says that it was a “distasteful joke” and she definitely regrets what she said.

Lena posted her statement on Instagram along with a graphic of the word “choice.”

Click inside to read the full, lengthy statement that Lena Dunham wrote…

Lena Dunham’s Statement

My latest podcast episode was meant to tell a multifaceted story about reproductive choice in America, to explain the many reasons women do or don’t choose to have children and what bodily autonomy really means. I’m so proud of the medley of voices in the episode. I truly hope a distasteful joke on my part won’t diminish the amazing work of all the women who participated. My words were spoken from a sort of “delusional girl” persona I often inhabit, a girl who careens between wisdom and ignorance (that’s what my TV show is too) and it didn’t translate. That’s my fault. I would never, ever intentionally trivialize the emotional and physical challenges of terminating a pregnancy. My only goal is to increase awareness and decrease stigma. I take reproductive choice in America more seriously than I take literally anything else, and therefore own full responsibility for any words I speak that don’t convey this truth clearly. I know plenty of people will never like a thing that leaves my lips, mea culpas or no, but this apology is for the women who have placed their trust in me. You mean everything to me. My life is and always will be devoted to reproductive justice and freedom. You know how in some households you curse and have to put money in a jar? Well in mine, if you mess up your pro-choice messaging you have to give a sizable donation to abortion funds ( in New York, Texas and Ohio ’I look forward to fighting with you all for the next four years and beyond.

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  • Koos

    so kill your baby afterwards…………

  • John Dow

    Her mother should’ve had an abortion.

  • suzybel

    I wouldn’t think any man would want to get close enough to her to get her pregnant.

  • NerdyBirdy

    isn’t this the bitch that molested her sister or something? whatever she says has no merit

  • HG

    Lena really needs to cancel her podcast. It’s doing much more harm than good. Wasn’t it her podcast where her and Schumer talked about the football player at the MET Gala too?

  • Phillip Ayling

    Oh, so it was just a joke? All better. Her last joke was a promise to move to Canada. An even bigger joke is that she thinks she speaks for her generation.

  • Dylan

    This vile vulgar woman is disgusting inside and out

  • moonriver

    That’s not an apology you dumb stupid cow. She is one of the most disgusting vile women on the planet and should shut the fuck up and stop talking out her ass. I wish her mother had an abortion.

  • Jenny from the flop

    “I know plenty of people will never like a thing that leaves my lips, mea culpas or no, but this apology is for the women who have placed their trust in me”

    So, basically she’s only apologizing to those who’s a die hard fan of hers, but the rest of the world who got hurt and offended by her words won’t get anything, because they don’t “stan” for her.
    Shame on you, Lena! This ain’t a real apology, this is nothing but bad attitude and tasteless tactic to keep your instagram followers.

  • LiberalsSuckDOGSHIT

    Liberalism…paving the way for ugly, disgusting scum like her to infect civilized society.

  • 777

    She needs to stop talking. Every time she opens her mouth something really stupid comes out of it. She’s only hurting the causes she’s trying to help.