Lena Dunham Under Fire for ‘Dog or Jewish Boyfriend’ New Yorker Quiz

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Embattled by scandal and faltering ratings, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham took to the pages of the New Yorker Friday to publish a 35 question quiz that asks readers if “the following statements refer to (a) my dog or (b) my Jewish boyfriend?”

Dunham’s questions range from the crude…

He’s really more of an ass man.

To the nonsensical…

His best friend is named Archie.

To tired Jewish stereotypes…

He doesn’t tip. And he never brings his wallet anywhere. … This is because he comes from a culture in which mothers focus every ounce of their attention on their offspring and don’t acknowledge their own need for independence as women. They are sucked dry by their children, who ultimately leave them as soon as they find suitable mates.

The New Yorker and Dunham (whose mother is Jewish) are already under fire. The Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman attacked the piece as “insensitive.” Kveller, a Jewish parenting blog said the piece serves to ” dehumanize people, one of the first steps is to call them non-people or animals. The whole ‘Jew and Dog’ thing, in my mind, is pretty played out.”

Fox News collected a number of outraged tweets.

Writing at Truth Revolt, Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro condemned the piece as anti-Semitic.


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