Lena Dunham Dragged for Saying She Wants Her Casket to Be Carried in a Pride Parade
Lena Dunham is once again facing backlash on the internet.
This time, she's being slammed especially by the LGBTQ+ community for requesting her casket be carried during a Pride parade when she dies.
On Sunday (Oct. 2), the Girls star and creator tweeted: "When I go, I want my casket to be driven through the NYC pride parade with a plaque that reads 'she wasn’t for everyone, but she *was* for us'-who can arrange?"
The reaction to the cringe-inducing tweet was probably not exactly what she expected.
Parodying a tombstone message, one person tweeted, "'She died as she lived: in a ploy for attention that was as puzzling as it was desperate.'"
"gonna start living my life with whatever amount of confidence lena dunham has that makes her think she’s an lgbtq+ icon," another person wrote.
"lena dunham not be the most insanely self-absorbed white woman on earth challenge (IMPOSSIBLE)," someone else tweeted.
As the person who used the "Lea Michele being illiterate" meme pointed out, Dunham has a long history of sharing problematic takes and obliviously off-beat statements such as her latest tweet.
Referencing the time Dunham tweeted about not supporting the decriminalization of sex work, one person wrote they should "drive [her] casket around in a bus" instead.
Dunham has always considered herself a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. According to Page Six, she previously said she was extra happy when her sister came out in 2014.
"I have always felt a strong and emotional connection to members of the LGBTQ community. It was actually a huge disappointment for me when I came of age and realized that I was sexually attracted to men," she reportedly said.
"So when my sister came out, I thought, ‘Thank God, now someone in this family can truly represent my beliefs and passions,'" she continued, centering herself in her sister's coming out.
So it's no surprise that her tweet is being met with responses like: "Lena Dunham was truly the voice of a generation: white women in the 2010s using allyship to glorify themselves."
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