Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lena Dunham Too Sick To See Fans

Lena Dunham
During Black Friday shopping spree, many Americans were sleeping off their turkey dinners. Lena Dunham, on the other hand, took a sick day over the weekend, canceling a book signing due to illness.

A fan, however, was having none of it, and took to Twitter to tell Dunham as much — leading the actress to share the tweet, and her personal reaction to it, on Instagram.

In it, the fan appropriately sick-shamed Dunham, undermining her for not feeling well by asserting that illness is no excuse for canceling a book signing, especially since the fan herself was back at work, she claims, a mere six days after giving birth via C-section.

Dunham who was actively criticizing Donald Trump during the campaign period, got irritated that somebody criticized her. She said it made her really think about "how dark it is that our culture prizes these speedy recovery narratives" — especially since, Dunham asserted, heralding such narratives is nothing more than a token gesture that helps perpetuate a cover-up of the fact that women in the United States "don’t have proper maternity leave or medical and family care resources."

Despite her attempt to deflect the issues, one thing is clear. Dunham is pissed that somebody criticized her absence, but she did not hold her mouth when she criticized Trump. This one begs one question: When is she moving out of the United States?

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