Update 06/04/2017: Lena Duhnam has noticed Heat Street‘s pursuit of truth.
“It’s a card board cut out of Carol Burnett,” wrote Dunham on her Instagram accompanied with our article.
She is referring to a picture of Carol Burnett on “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour”. A tipster has also sent us a picture (left) of Burnett.
“Glad everyone is so busy tackling the issues of the day,” the Girls star added.
Dunham didn’t address the question of why she deleted the footage several hours later.
Original report below.
Champion of failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and HBO Girls star Lena Dunham has some bizarre secrets in her house– and we want to know everything about them.
On Friday, she (perhaps accidentally) creeped out her 3.3 million Instagram followers after posting a video showing a bizarre doll in her house.
Dunham published the video as an Instagram story, saying “rocking my Good American hat” and turned the camera to a corner of the room in her house as she tried showing that the hat has her name on the back.
You couldn’t see her name on the hat, but instead you were shown the creepy doll in the corner of the room.
In case you missed the episode, here’s the doll in question:
Zoomed in version below, if you’re brave enough to look and be cursed forever with dooming an election campaign and reaching your peak at 30 years old.
Heat Street couldn’t verify where the doll comes from, despite trying all the possible keywords, including “creepy doll”, “exorcist doll”, “Clinton doll”.
One potential suggestion, however, is that the doll came from Dunham’s mother, Laurie Simmons, whose art projects were described as “creepy” in the past. Simmons is known for making odd dolls, albeit the doll in the Lena’s house isn’t really comparable.
We approached Laurie Simmons, asking whether the doll in the video is indeed made by her. We received no response by publication time.
A few hours later after we reached out to Dunham’s mother, the video had been removed from Lena’s Instagram story. Only the second part of the video remains visible.
This investigation will continue relentlessly and we will update you as we are able to gain a better understanding of the situation.
If you have any tips or clues about the origin of the doll, please forward them to Pitches@Heatst.com or contact me on Twitter.