Lena Dunham Reacts to Naked Critics – Makes, Deletes Molestation Joke on Twitter

Lena Dunham Reacts to Naked Critics – Makes, Deletes Molestation Joke on Twitter

The “Girls” star made an off-color joke about incest: “Even naked girls get embarrassed”

The often-transgressive Lena Dunham admits she went too far this time and once again it's about that getting-naked stuff.

The “Girls” doyenne was under fire from some Twitter users for her “SNL” performance on Sunday night, which included a bit with her getting naked (and Bobby Moynihan flashing her during the monologue). A Twitterer told her, “you don't always have to get naked.” ”Please tell that to my uncle, mister.” Dunham tweeted back. “He's been making me!”

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Quickly realizing she may have crossed the line, Dunham deleted the tweet but not before BuzzFeed's Rachel Zarrell archived it.

Dunham came clean about deleting her tweet and apologized to those who were offended by the joke. But it's not the first time the writer-director has recently reacted strongly when challenged about her approach to nudity.

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“I just made and deleted a not so great molestation joke,” she wrote. “Sorry guys. I am really sleepy.”

“SNL has a way bigger audience than our usual cozy girls audience,” she added. “So I was seeing a rash of very different kinds of twitter rage. But I should know better, and do. Even naked girls get embarrassed. Sleep well and thanks for an amazing weekend.”

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Another Dunham critic slammed her excuse. “I really don't think you'd be cutting anyone else any slack if they made that joke and then blamed it on being “really sleepy,” @camelemoji wrote.

“Not if they were a fifty year old man,” Dunham responded. “But by my lights women can have a lot of joke flexibility. Ya gotta get by in this world.”


Fellow comedienne Mindy Kaling came to her defense on Twitter.

“You're perfect,” she wrote. “F*ck ‘em.”

On SNL, Dunham stripped down for a skit that spoofed the release of Biblical films “Noah” and “Son of God.” The skit envisioned Dunham in a big-screen retelling of the Adam and Eve tale, with Dunham appearing in the buff (though blurred) for the re-creation.

  • hupto

    Mindy Kaling coming to Lena Dunham's defense is like Abbott coming to Costello's defense.

  • zengrrl

    I don't have a problem with her getting naked – it's her body, she can do what she wants. I just didn't think she was all that funny on SNL.

  • Raven

    Lena Dunham: 14 seconds and counting….

  • Tony Young

    Her tweet was funnier than her sketches. Stop apologizing for humor, people.

  • Backasswards1991

    Women can have a lot of joke flexibility, and what Lena, men can't have that same ‘flexibility?’ My Susan B. Anthony coin says you're sexist

  • Xavier

    I hate to love Hollywood snobbery, jealousy and impudence but it's so evident on this article and the ridiculous comments tonight. Love Lena's SNL performance or not, she's still a brilliant, fresh, inspiring writer/director/star of the best 30 minutes of television to come out in far, far too long. Thank the almighty gods of television that Judd Apatow and HBO brought her to the not-so-small screen so that I and many others can rejoice in the fact that TV is far from dead.

  • mandawg

    What's the point of quoting the tweets in your sentences if you include the actual tweets?

  • Stephen Taylor

    Lena Dunham is a genius, and the HBO series Girls is brilliant. Why does anyone bring up this silly stuff about nudity and whether there's too much or not enough of it in any given episode of the series? This series is about everything, emotionally speaking, as well as speaking of other things, like relationships, weird people, normal people, and life itself. This show has balls. How many others do?

    • Nate

      Shakespeare was a genius and his works are brilliant. Madame Curie was a genius and her work was brilliant. Einstein was a genius and his work was brilliant. Vera Rubin was a genius and her work was brilliant.

      Get my drift?

      But, hey, thanks for playing.

    • Guest

      All the other homosexuals think so too.

  • FaithColeridge33

    In my day we would have just called her a skank. Good for getting you a fake ID but nothing else.

  • Jessica Whitley

    Ok, I don't give a hoot, about who this woman or who this woman is not…..fundamentally speaking…..By definition where or what or how is molestation funny, humorous or otherwise laughable?

    • Gina Sirois

      it's not, which is why she deleted it.
      Now all of us who've never done or said anything even remotely questionable get to judge her muahahaha!