Lena Dunham is back to her bullshit with her tweet about the Pride Parade in New York City

Lena Dunham is known for three things: Her creative output in film and television, most notably the HBO series girl; her wealthy white feminist gaffes brimming with ignorant, self-important nonsense; and her barrage of apologies for the said gaffes that set the stage for when she inevitably shows she’s learned absolutely nothing – as she did on Sunday.

“When I go, I want my coffin to be wheeled through the New York Pride parade with a plaque that says, ‘She wasn’t for everyone, but she *was* for us.'” Dunham tweeted, unironically. “Who can arrange this?”

Barely a month after the whining The guard that “these things” are “attached”. [her] forever” – meaning what has led Dunham to ask marginalized people for forgiveness so often that there is one Twitter account generating apologies on her behalf– Dunham wrote a tweet so deaf that the word “cringe” doesn’t do him justice. Despite claiming it was never “a job,” it has been a source of constant controversy and well-deserved criticism [she] wanted” and is now “a job that [she has] respectfully resigned,” Dunham seems to be getting back on her bullshit.

First of all, it’s intriguing that Dunham, completely unsolicited, took to social media to proclaim himself an LGBTQ icon. People don’t become queer icons through application processes or self-crowning, but it was definitely a brave effort. It’s also quite stunning to see a rich straight white lady give instructions on how she should be properly honored at a parade that wasn’t made for her and doesn’t need to be remade in her likeness.

At least 240 anti-LGBTQ laws were filed this year. Florida’s “don’t say gay” legislation has become law and copycat proposals are being written. Homophobic hate groups have raised unprecedented millions. An illegitimate, bipartisan Conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court has signaled its willingness to end marriage equality. Gender-affirming healthcare is under attack. Books about gender, sexuality, patriarchy, anti-black racism and the intersections within them are banned from schools and libraries. And an entire political party — along with its media and Very Online rearguard — is committing stochastic violence, arbitrarily labeling LGBTQ people as “male nurse‘ and seeks to make the existence of non-cisgender, non-straight people illegal.

At a time when LGBT people, especially black people and other queer people who have been doubly marginalized, are likely to feel that Pride is a celebration of justice to survive This neo-fascist rise, maybe sit it out, Lena.

Sure, Dunham has produced a major documentary about a clothing company that caters to transgender men, has supported her non-binary sibling, memoirist Cyrus Grace Dunham, on her journey, and received a 2014 Horizon Award for her commitment to LGBTQ.

(During her acceptance speech, Dunham joked that it was “a huge disappointment to me when I came of age and realized that I was sexually attracted to men.” That went down well in this New York City venue, but probably received less Applause from LGBTQ kids in the closet because they know the safety that lies in sincerity but sure, yaaass queenI guess.)

Still, demanding that your fundamental LGBTQ advocacy be hailed with a literal goddamn parade seems so incredibly self-centered that your endorsement seems self-serving. (Especially since it comes from someone who has been accused of crediting other people’s deliverance work in the past, when Tessa Thompson apparently felt the need to make a statement noting that “During the countless hours of work in the last two months” around the Time’s Up initiative).

I’m not going to rehash all of Dunham’s display of crude and short-sighted white feminism, but this new tweet begs to rehash at least some of them. The starting point is probably with girl, which has published a million food for thought about gender, race, class and Dunham’s ignorance of it since its debut in 2012. At the end of season one, after a seemingly endless series of articles pointing out that Dunham’s show seemed to throw four eligible white girls into a Brooklyn scrubbed by all non-white people, she told NPR Fresh air She had avoided “casting tokenism” and written a series that is “super specific to my experience, and I always want to avoid reproducing an experience that I can’t speak to accurately.” This essentially means that the author’s room (which was sometimes just Dunham, but not always) was overwhelmingly white. And while the show couldn’t seem to find a suitable black writer in its first season, it did find a spot for Lesley Arfin, a Vice mentee behaviour rules-Gavin McInnes era. (Before she was hired for the show, Arfin once wrote that “‘nigger’ is a great word” because “the two Gs side by side is like literally two Gs, broin’ out, hard as nails, them against the world.” Guess hipster racism was a job requirement early on.)

Less than a week after a mass shooting killed six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Dunham posted a picture of herself saying she “had a real goth/fundamental attitude when I woke up from my nap”. We were all offline when critical news broke, so maybe that’s understandable, but her amalgamation of hijabs, fundamentalism, veils and Islam (and throwing goth into the mix) led the comedian Hari Kondabolu to note“This tweet from Lena Dunham of ‘Girls’ makes it clear that SHE HAS NO MUSLIM FRIENDS WHO WEAR VEILS.” Dunham may have apologized for the news, but she continued to be unapologetically terrible at the race.

Like when she accused Odell Beckham Jr. of not hitting on her at the 2016 Met Gala, an assessment full of white women’s ideas about Eurocentric beauty standards and how black people should respond. Dunham apologized again but it was only a matter of time before the next public error.

It came in 2017 after The Wrap reported that actress Aurora Perrineau filed a police report girl Writer Murray Miller raped her five years ago when she was 17. In response Dunham and girl Co-showrunner Jenni Konner issued a statement accusing Perrineau of lying.

“While our first instinct is to hear every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation gives us confidence that this allegation is sadly one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported each year,” the statement said.

In fact, Dunham helped turn a multiracial black woman’s allegation of violent sexual abuse against an older white man into a story about herself. (Perrineau would tell later shine that the story was only reported because she made a report to the police. “It was never like, ‘I’m going to tell my story.’ I just wanted justice.”

Unbelievable Dunham had positioned itself as a vocal Opponents of the idea of ​​women fabricating sexual assault charges tweeted: “Things women lie about: what they had for lunch. Things women don’t lie about: rape.” She had written a New York Times Commenting on the pervasive sexual abuse of women by powerful men in Hollywood, he said the problem lies with men who refuse to speak up, not “the women who are afraid to tell their own stories”. After sharing her own story of sexual assault in her 2014 memoir, Dunham wrote in an article for BuzzFeed.

“I don’t want our daughters to be born into a world that responds to sexual violence against women in this way,” Dunham wrote. “This reaction, which ranges from skepticism to condemnation to threats of violence, is something I’ve faced as a woman in an extraordinarily privileged position. So let’s imagine the trauma experienced by low-income families, women of color, the trans community, survivors with disabilities, students with financial assistance, sex workers, inmates, foster children, those who don’t have my visibility, access to medical and… mental health care or my financial and legal resources.”

But Dunham refused Perrineau that endorsement just three years later. A day after he publicly accused her of lying, Dunham tweeted an apology, noting that she and Konner “had been given the gift of powerful voices and we put our thumbs on the scales and it was wrong by speaking out.” reported”.

In December 2018, Dunham again wrote an open letter expressing remorse and admitting that she was in fact the liar and had never possessed the “inside information” previously cited. (Dunham later reportedly personally apologized to Perrineau, who passed a lie detector test.) Despite this, for a time, Perrineau was viewed as an actor involved in a scandal she did not cause that threatened to overshadow her career.

Dunham’s tweet might not seem like a big deal to some people, but it’s part of a pattern that’s repeating itself 10 years after she first appeared in popular culture. It’s not the time or place for Dunham’s highly branded occupation of a space that doesn’t belong to her. Should an apology follow this latest slip-up, Dunham’s effort to make amends will almost certainly be quickly overtaken by another statement that will bring us back exactly where we started. Perhaps Dunham has a hole that can only be filled with attention if it weren’t bottomless. Maybe she can’t overlook her own ego. Maybe she sees negative attention as well as any kind of attention. In any case, it shouldn’t still be our problem.

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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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