Posted on Sun Sep 4th, 2016 11:19am PDT By X17 Staff
Lena Dunham issued an apology to Odell Beckham Jr., but it’s not what you think…
Just one day after she was slammed for suggesting that the NFL star basically ignored her at the 2016 Met Ball because she doesn’t look like a supermodel, she’s explained that she feels bad — but she’s still defending her point. Huh?!
During a chat with Amy Schumer in her Lenny Letter newsletter Friday, Dunham said, “[Odell] looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. … 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.'” For his part, Beckham has yet to respond to any of this.
“I owe Odell Beckham Jr an apology,” Dunham wrote on Instagram on Saturday. “Despite my moments of bravado, 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. 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. But I went ahead and projected these insecurities and made totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts. I feel terrible about it.”
“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,” she continued. “Like, we have never met, I have no idea the kind of day he’s having or what his truth is. But most importantly, 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. I’m so sorry, particularly to OBJ, who has every right to be on his cell phone. The fact is I don’t know about his state of mind (I don’t know a lot of things) and I shouldn’t have acted like I did.”
As usual, it’s ALL about Lena, right?
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