Lena Dunham apologizes for Odell Beckham Jr. Met Gala rant
“I see how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don’t know AT ALL,” the “Girls” creator wrote on Instagram.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 4:05 PM
Lena Dunham admits she dropped the ball with her bizarre rant about Odell Beckham Jr.
The “Girls” star apologized to the New York Giants wide receiver Saturday after blasting the superstar speedster over thoughts she imagined him thinking.
“I feel terrible about it,” Dunham wrote on Instagram. “Because after listening to lots of valid criticism, I see how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don’t know AT ALL.
“Like, we have never met, I have no idea what kind of day he’s having or what his truth is.”
The two shared a table at the Met Gala in May, sitting side by side but sharing little conversation.
Dunham, in a web chat with comedian Amy Schumer, recounted how she felt Beckham “looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards.”
Dunham now says she went way too deep with her comments — including one in which she said Beckham preferred looking at his phone to looking at her.
“I’m so sorry, particularly to OBJ, who has every right to be on his cell phone,” Dunham said. “The fact is I don’t know about his state of mind (I don’t know about a lot of things) and I shouldn’t have acted like I did.”
Odell Beckham Jr. shared a table at the Met Gala with Dunhamin May. The two sat side by side but shared little conversation.
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On Friday, Dunham tweeted her comments were “about my own insecurities as an average-bodied woman at a table of supermodels & athletes.” She returned to that theme in her apology.
“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,” she wrote.
“This felt especially intense with a handsome athlete as my dinner companion and a bunch of women I was sure he’d rather be seated with.”