Lena Dunham is sorry for situation with NFL star at Met ball

Girls mastermind Lena Dunham is offering an olive branch to New York Giants player Odell Beckham Jr., her seatmate at this year's Met gala, for comments she made about him in Friday's Lenny Letter.

In an interview with Amy Schumer, she recalled that she felt as though Beckham Jr. were judging her. "He looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards," she told the comedian. "He was like, 'That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.'"


She continued pretending to read his mind, saying, "The vibe was very much like … ‘Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone.”

In an Instagram post on Saturday, Dunham says she took her own insecurities about her appearance and projected them onto him, making "totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts. I feel terrible about it."

"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," said Dunham. 

After hearing valid criticism, she now realizes "how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don't know AT ALL," adding that they'd never met before that night and she had "no idea what kind of day he had or what his truth is."

What mortified Dunham most of all? 

"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."

In case she wasn't being totally clear ...

"I’m so sorry, particularly to OBJ, who has every right to be on his cell phone."

USA TODAY


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