The New York Post‘s Maureen Callahan penned a scathing takedown of Girls star Lena Dunham Monday, after the actress and self-styled feminist apologized for publicly accusing a young woman who claimed she had been raped of lying.
From the New York Post:
Lena Dunham may be the first person to fabricate details of her alleged rape, then proclaim all women’s claims need to be believed, and then publicly accuse a young woman of lying about having been raped.
Finally, the star and creator of “Girls” has been exposed as the empty vessel she is.
“Girls” was never the smart, generational criticism Dunham always claimed; really, it was just a smuttier, younger “Sex and the City.” Nor is there as much daylight between Dunham and her shallow, entitled character Hannah Horvath as she’d have us believe.
In this #metoo moment, Dunham’s social and political tone-deafness only underscores how out of touch she is: A product of wealthy artist parents, a downtown New York upbringing, a homogenous world of rich white friends insulated from life’s hardships, Dunham was ushered into Hollywood via nepotism in her early 20s. She is everything middle America resents about coastal elites, rightfully so. She’s not nearly as smart as she thinks. She doesn’t know what feminism means.
This is a woman who said she’d never had an abortion, “but I wish I had.” In her memoir, she wrote about obsessing over her baby sister Grace to an alarming degree.
Read Callahan’s full piece here.