Woke celebrity Lena Dunham is being criticized from all sides after expressing a desire to have an abortion in order to become a more credible advocate for abortion rights and “normalize” abortion for everyone else. It was kind of weird. Dunham later apologized for what she described as a “distasteful joke.”
Liberal and conservatives alike were outraged by Dunham’s flippant abortion fantasy, and posted critical comments on social media platforms such as Twitter.
Conservatives called her a “sick” “sociopath” suffering a “mental breakdown.”
Lena Dunham wants to have an abortion, as a social protest against the 'stigma' of ending a human life. Sick. https://t.co/i6pE7B2jou
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 20, 2016
I say this with zero exaggeration: this is the sort of thing only a sociopath would say. https://t.co/IzwOWcLXjg
— Leon Wolf (@LeonHWolf) December 20, 2016
Craziness on the right has obscured how much of a mental breakdown the left has had in recent years https://t.co/jCqbhJNim9
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) December 20, 2016
Maybe it’s all just some kind of weird performance art?
"Girls" is still @lenadunham's reactionary masterpiece, but this "Lena Dunham" character she's created is a close second.
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) December 21, 2016
Maybe all of this is some kind of art project about celebrity activism, like an "I'm Still Here" pic.twitter.com/q6TcY1qV1l
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) December 20, 2016
Perhaps Russia is using Lena Dunham to wage psychological warfare?
Starting to wonder if "Lena Dunham" is actually a fembot created by Putin's spies to push all the normals to the alt-right with her lunacy.
— John Schindler (@20committee) December 21, 2016
Social media users, including many verified accounts, were largely united in the belief that Lena Dunham should shut up for a while, if not forever.
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) December 21, 2016
OH LENA DUNHAM WHY
— Ali Phippsmas (@alisonphipps) December 21, 2016
Oh good lord Lena Dunham needs to sit down https://t.co/aq85VseNM2
— Bella (@bellamackie) December 21, 2016
Pitch: 1,000 Reasons Why Lena Dunham Needs To Shut The Hell Up in 2017.
— Roisin O'Connor (@Roisin_OConnor) December 21, 2016
— Jillian C. York ☄️ (@jilliancyork) December 21, 2016
Many liberals and feminists were also appalled by Dunham’s remarks.
Lena Dunham is basically the Grinch Who Stole Feminism.
— Eve Vawter (@EveVawter) December 21, 2016
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 21, 2016
I'm 100% for woman's right to choose, but @lenadunham saying she "wishes" she'd had an abortion is as ignorant a comment as I've ever heard.
— John Boyne (@john_boyne) December 21, 2016
Give Dunham credit, it’s not easy pissing off such a wide swath of the Internet population. That takes some talent, or whatever you want to call it.
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