Lena Dunham Left Out of Celebrities Leading Women’s March in DC

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By Emily Zanotti | 4:36 pm, January 9, 2017

Monday morning, the Women’s March on Washington—a women’s rights protest that will take place during Donald Trump’s Inauguration, announced their list of celebrity attendees—but Lena Dunham, who has been outspoken on Trump’s win since Election Day, isn’t on the roster.

The celebrities headlining the march are, primarily, former Hillary Clinton supporters. America Ferrara is the “Artist Table Chair” and will lead the panel of mid-level celebrities during the events.

Also on the team are Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba, Patricia Arquette, Cher, Scarlett Johannsson, Olivia Wilde, Frances McDormand, Julianne Moore and Debra Messing. Katy Perry, Amy Schumer and musician Zendaya round out the group. Chelsea Handler will lead a “sister march” at Sundance on the same day.

So far, organizers have promised around 100,000 attendees in Washington, but 250,000 at 150 “sister marches” in 50 state capitals and several foreign countries.

But either celebrity feminist and Hillary Clinton surrogate Dunham isn’t showing up for the most important feminist event of the decade, or she’s part of the “others” referenced at the end of the press release.

Dunham has been mostly silent since making a controversial comment—that she wished she’d had an abortion—back in December. After outcry, Dunham publicly apologized for her “insensitivity” twice, and disappeared from the public eye (except for a couple of bizarre Instagram selfies).

And while her social media profiles are heavy on promoting the final season of her HBO comedy, Girls, there’s no mention of any opportunity for activism on Inauguration Day.

Her “Lenny Letter” online magazine has a few suggestions for political activity and a profile of a Democratic activist bent on “turning Virginia blue,” but doesn’t list the March on Washington as a major event—a development that’s certainly unexpected.

All evidence seems to indicate Dunham is letting the rest of feminist Hollywood do the dirty work when it really matters.

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