Lena Dunham Would Like You To Know She Is No Longer Moving to Canada

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By Heat Street Staff | 6:31 am, November 25, 2016

It looks like Hillary Clinton’s n*1 cheerleader Lena Dunham will not be moving to Canada after all.

The HBO show Girls‘ creator and star had been among the many liberal celebs including Miley Cyrus , Amy Schumer and Neve Campbell, who pledged to leave the United States and relocate north of the border should Donald Trump seal the presidential deal.

“I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will,” Dunham said of her plans on the Monday of the election “I know a lovely place in Vancouver, and I can get my work done from there.”

But now that he has, Lena seems to be getting cold feet.

Whether she was deterred by the backlash from Canadians who expressedly said they didn’t want her in their country or suddenly developed an invasive form of maple intolerance, the outspoken actress backtracked on her initial promise and told her followers on Instagram she is going to give Trump a shot at at holding the reins (how sweet) when he succeeds Barack Obama in January.

“I can survive staying in this country, MY country, to fight and live and use my embarrassment of blessings to do what’s right,” Lena wrote. “It’s easy to joke about moving to Canada. It’s harder to see, and to love, the people who fill your mailbox with hate. It’s harder to see what needs to be done and do it. It’s harder to live, fully and painfully aware of the injustice surrounding us, to cherish and fear your country all at once. But I’m willing to try. Will you try with me?”

In a post to her 2.8 million followers, the 30-year-old explained it was actually hate mail that prompted her to reconsider her decision to emigrate:

“Today I received a letter (yes, on paper) that read ‘don’t let the door hit you on the ass when you cross the border into Canada.’ This is actually one of the more polite notes I’ve gotten recently, and I’ll survive it just fine,” she wrote.

Lena was just one of a plethora of celebrities who spent months campaigning for former Secretary of State Clinton in her runoff against Donald Trump.  But in an essay for her Lenny Letter, she revealed that the stunning upset of the Republican candidate on election night was more than she could handle. If she woke up that day feeling “rosy” and “thrilled” at the prospect of a “perfect day” — like a bride on her wedding day— things abruptly changed after she joined her boyfriend musician Jack Antonoff at the Javits Center in New York where the Clinton clan was slated to celebrate her victory.

Watching the numbers in Florida, her anguish grew and broke out in hives: “it became clear something had gone horribly wrong.” As the evening progressed and Trump’s win became inevitable, Lena said she then broke down in tears and developed a full-on rash on her face.

The actress has since sought solace in the Arizona wilderness to work on overcoming her post-election anxiety.