Lena Dunham‘s career finds itself marred by more claims that she subscribes to a subtle yet deeply dangerous form of racism.
What one of her former classmates has called it in an open letter exposing the portly star’s alleged antics? “Hipster racism.“
Dunham surprised her fans last week when, after praising victims of sexual abuse for coming forward with their stories following Weinstein-gate, accused the African-American actress Aurora Perrineau of fabricating a story against ‘Girls’ writer Murray Miller.
What that story was?
That he raped her when she was 17-years-old.
Dunham did so with this message…
While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year. It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed.
I believe in a lot of things but the first tenet of my politics is to hold up the people who have held me up, who have filled my world with love.
Lena Dunham doesn’t believe her white male friend raped her black female costar? Color me shocked. Almost like white feminism is really only about uplifting and supporting white women as they pursue their ultimate capitalistic goals of sharing the role with men as oppressors.
— 🌲Merry Katmas🌲 (@kat_blaque) November 18, 2017
Enraged by Dunham’s dismissal of Aurora’s story (and the police report she filed this month) one of her former class mates took to Twitter to reveal that this came as no surprise to her because she witnessed Dunham and her cronies bully and belittle black women regularly.
It is time for women of color–black women in particular–to divest from Lena Dunham. pic.twitter.com/dxOWCLhTpA
— zinziclemmons (@zinziclemmons) November 19, 2017
Dunham, hoping to combat the firestorm her remarks ignited, issued the following statement…
— 💎 Lena Dunham 💎 (@lenadunham) November 19, 2017