“I never criticized her appearance. … That would be crazy, and tasteless, and awful,” Molloy tells ABC’s “Good Morning America”
TheWrap‘s TV editor Tim Molloy already explained his side of the story when a question about nudity upset “Girls” executive producers Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner last week, but this week he explained it on “Good Morning America.”
“I absolutely never criticized her appearance, and would never do that. I would never do that,” Molloy told ABC’s GMA. “That would be crazy, and tasteless, and awful.”
“GMA” correspondent Amy Robach noted that he also urged anyone upset “go to a charity, volunteer, make a difference, take your rage somewhere else and do good with it.” (He’s pointed to Plan USA’s “Because I’m a Girl” project.)
Molloy made headlines last week when he inquired about the purpose of Dunham’s frequent nudity on the critically-acclaimed HBO comedy during the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association tour.
“I thought that was a big artistic choice, and was inquiring why, as a writer, she made that choice,” Molloy told “GMA,” and told the show’s producers during the panel.
Molloy noted during the tense exchange with “Girls” producers last week that he didn’t understand why Dunham’s character, Hannah, is “often naked at random times for no reason.” Dunham seemed to take the observation personally.
“It’s because it’s a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive, I think,” Dunham told Molloy. “And I totally get it. If you are not into me, that’s your problem.”
Molloy has previously praised “the brilliance” of “Girls.”
“If Dunham wants to be naked, great. I’m not offended by it,” he wrote last week. “I don’t like it or not like it. I just don’t get the artistic reason for it, and want to understand it, because I’m a TV critic.”