Lena Dunham Gets Ripped on Twitter Over Odell Beckham Jr Met Ball Comments

The “Girls” star and outspoken feminist voices her assumptions of what she thought the Giants wide receiver was thinking about her

On Friday, Lena Dunham recalled an interaction she had with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. earlier this year at the Met Ball, during which she felt he was ignoring her because she wasn’t hot enough to talk to.

But the NFL star didn’t actually speak to her, and Dunham’s assumptions got social media so up in arms that she later had to tweet a string of humble apologies.

The drama all began when Dunham published a seemingly friendly conversation she had with fellow comedian, Amy Schumer on her blog Lenny Letter, in which they discussed their uncomfortable experiences at the glamorous Manhattan event last May.

The “Girls” star told Schumer that she was seated next to Beckham when he looked at her and determined that she “was not the shape of a woman by his standards.”

“He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean — he just seemed confused,” she wrote.

“The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to f— it? Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone,'” Dunham continued in her monologue. “It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie. I was like, ‘This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.'”

The problem with all of this is that Beckham Jr. didn’t say any of this — it was all going on in Dunham’s head.

When Schumer responded that she had left the ball early, Dunham topped it off by saying: “I attempted to grind my a– on Michael B. Jordan for an additional 20 minutes and then left right after you.”

While the actress is known for being an outspoken feminist, the Twitterverse quickly turned on her, with many users coming to Beckham’s defense and wondering how the “Girls” star could paint such an elaborate conversation when he had literally not opened his mouth.

“So Lena Dunham is criticizing Beckham over a conversation she imagined from his body language? Get over yourself,”  one user wrote.

Lena dunham‘s Professor X like ability to read minds is just another example of white privilege,” tweeted another.

Others accused her of white privilege or perpetuating racist stereotypes about black athletes.

After she was blasted on social media, Dunham issued an apology in which she said Beckham was “talented, stylish, seems super awesome and wasn’t into chatting with me at a fancy party,” and that the story is really about her insecurities.

See her tweets below — and those blasting her.

talented, stylish, seems super awesome and wasn’t into chatting with me at a fancy party.

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