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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.”

Lena Dunham Apologizes for Defending 'Girls' Writer from Sexual Assault Allegations

Lena Dunham is speaking out with an apology after she defended her friend, Girls writer Murray Miller, against sexual assault allegations made by actress Aurora Perrineau.

The actress and Girls creator was criticized for saying that “this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year.”

Lena tweeted out an apology statement on Saturday afternoon (November 18), but then deleted it soon after.

“As feminists, we live and die by our politics, and believing women is the first choice we make every single day when we wake up. Therefore I never thought I would issue a statement publically (sic) supporting someone accused of sexual assault, but I naively believed it was important to share my perspective on my friend’s situation as it has transpired behind the scenes over the last few months,” Lena wrote (via THR). “I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry. We have been given the gift of powerful voices and by speaking out we were putting our thumb on the scale and it was wrong. We regret this decision with every fiber of our being.”

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Lena Dunham Defends 'Girls' Writer Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Lena Dunham is coming to the defense of Girls writer Murray Miller amid sexual assault allegations.

Recently, actress Aurora Perrineau filed a report on the alleged incident to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

While Murray has denied the allegations, Lena and her co-showrunner Jenni Konner are also defending him.

“While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year,” the women said in a statement to THR.

They added, “It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed. We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue.”

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Lena Dunham Debuts New 'Smurf' Blue Pixie Cut!

Lena Dunham is looking a little blue lately!

The 31-year-old Girls actress just debuted some super cool new blue locks and she’s thrilled about the style!

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Lena took to her Instagram to show off her new hairstyle, thanks to celeb stylist Gregory Russell.

“Thank you @gregoryrussellhair for handling my pompadour and for the hot smurfjob. Love you mean it 💎,” Lena captioned a cute selfie.

Check out Lena‘s new hair below…

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Lena Dunham & Jessica Chastain Reflect on Offensive Seth MacFarlane Song at Oscars 2013

In the wake of the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal, Lena Dunham and Jessica Chastain are reflecting on another uncomfortable moment for women in Hollywood.

When writer Jody Rosen recalled Seth MacFarlane‘s “We Saw Your Boobs” number at the 2013 Oscars, Lena added that she was “still haunted nightly” by the song.

“Yes. They asked me to be a part of that sketch and I declined. Not interested in reducing women to their anatomy. Ugh. It was terrible,” Jessica responded.

“Thank God. Also, when I show my breasts onscreen it’s my ART doofus. Just like cartoons making penis jokes are your art, sir,” Lena wrote back to Jessica.

Check out the full exchange between the two actresses below.

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Lena Dunham Calls on Hollywood Actors to Speak Out Against Harvey Weinstein

Lena Dunham, who has revealed that she herself is a victim of sexual harassment, is urging Hollywood men to speak out about Harvey Weinstein.

Many women have come forward with statements including Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Jennifer Lawrence, Judi Dench, and more, yet only a small amount of Harvey‘s male collaborators, including George Clooney, have spoken out about his sexual misconduct allegations.

“Last year, I was sexually harassed by a director of a show, not my own, and not on a set, and the response by the powers that be was to defend him, question the women ferociously and take ages before letting him go from the network,” Lena wrote in a New York Times op-ed. “It was a move based less on his skill than on some ancient loyalty. It’s that kind of behavior that normalizes this abuse of power.”

“The accusations against Mr. Weinstein, so clearly outlined and so completely horrifying, seemed impossible to dispute or ignore. I naïvely expected that the reticence that Hollywood’s powerful men have shown, the collective refusal to take sides in he-said she-said narratives, would be crushed in the face of this open secret being revealed definitively. The reason I am zeroing in on the men is that they have the least to lose and the most power to shift the narrative, and are probably not dealing with the same level of collective and personal trauma around these allegations,” Lena continued. “But here we are, days later, waiting for Mr. Weinstein’s most powerful collaborators to say something. Anything. It wouldn’t be just a gift to the women he has victimized, but a message to the women who are watching our industry closely. They need a signal that we do not approve of the abuse of power and hatred of women that is the driving force behind this kind of behavior.”

Celebrities React to Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Exposé

Celebrities are starting to take to Twitter to react to the news that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment numerous times over his career spanning decades.

The producer has since announced he’s going to take a leave of absence and issued a lengthy apology statement about his actions over the years.

Celebrities including Lena Dunham, Amber Tamblyn, Rose McGowan, and more have all started speaking out.

See just some of the reactions below…

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