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Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter Writer Quits, Cites 'Hipster Racism'

Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter Writer Quits, Cites 'Hipster Racism'

Lenny Letter writer Zinzi Clemmons has released a statement about why she will no longer be writing for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner‘s publication.

If you didn’t know, Lena recently defended a Girls writer against a sexual assault allegation, and apologized later due to extreme backlash.

Zinzi released a statement on Twitter and Facebook detailing why she’s leaving. She comments that she has known Lena and GirlsJemima Kirke since college.

“It is time for women of color — black women in particular — to divest from Lena Dunham.” Zinzi wrote. “I’d call their strain ‘hipster racism,’ which typically uses sarcasm as a cover, and in the end, it looks a lot like gaslighting — ‘It’s just a joke. Why are you overreacting?’”

Zinzi also wrote that in college, someone “in Lena’s circles” was “known to use the N word in conversation in order to be provocative, and if she was ever called on it, she would say ‘it’s just a joke.’ I was often in the same room with her, but I never spoke to her, only watched her from far in anxiety and horror.”

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  • Lisa

    I totally agree with Lena being incredibly racist and I wish more people in the industry would dare speak out but why did Zinzi even start working for her?? She supposedly always knew she was racist and ignorant yet gladly worked for her for several months/years.

  • cafeast

    Is there one far leftist sjw w/ a vag that is not a complete attention starved loser? All you imbeciles – JUST GO AWAY, no matter what color you are!

    Ughhh shit calling the other shit shitty.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    maybe she needed a job or knew this would be good exposure? i don’t know her aside from this post

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    It took me a while, but i think this is the last straw for Lena for me. bye bye now.

  • Jezza

    Hipster racism – such a perfect description!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    This is HUGE. “Hipster Racism” – I know exactly what that is.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Oh, I love it. I don’t want them to go away. Watching the Left devour each other is sublime.

  • Lisa

    According to her website she has a Bachelor’s degree from Brown and a Master’s degree from Columbia. She’s also a published author. So I’m sure that she could have found a much better job. It’s easy to accuse of Lena of being an asshole now that she’s quitting but she sure did benefit a lot from her visibility and her money.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    I get shivers even thinking about anyone, who would at anytime, be in a Lena Dunham Posse.

  • 777

    Unfortunately it won’t make her shut up. She feels the need to be the first to comment whenever there’s a scandal, this won’t stop her.

  • skye3245

    are we surprised? Everything she has said about women, men, minorities and recently with her defending a man over the victim because she knew him. She is disgusting. None of this surprises me and neither should it for you. She should have been canceled years ago. Her show “Girls” perpatrated a fraud. A show catered to one market of women. It didn’t even cater mainly to white women,as a black male with white female friends who show the show as hypocrites and narcissistic, i can say this. The show pandered to numerous stereotypes(watch the episodes including gay males and minorities). She’s a detriment to society and needs to go away.

  • skye3245

    are we surprised? Everything she has said about women, men, minorities and recently with her defending a man over the victim because she knew him. She is disgusting. None of this surprises me and neither should it for you. She should have been canceled years ago. Her show “Girls” perpatrated a fraud. A show catered to one market of women. It didn’t even cater mainly to white women,as a black male with white female friends who show the show as hypocrites and narcissistic, i can say this. The show pandered to numerous stereotypes(watch the episodes including gay males and minorities). She’s a disgusting

  • Shlomo Teittleman

    dunham belongs in prison

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