Despite never having actually exchanged words, the Girls creator recently blasted Beckham in an interview for her feminist newsletter, telling comedian Amy Schumer — who was also in attendance at the A-list event — that ODJ purposefully ignored her at the 2016 Met Gala simply because her body is “not the shape of a woman by his standards.”
Though Twitter eventually dragged Dunham for projecting her own insecurities onto a person she’s had never had contact with, Beckham seemingly took the whole thing with a grain of salt.
“I don’t have enough information to really speak on it,” the football player told Complex this week. “We’ll see what happens from there. I never want any problems with anybody in this world.”
Dunham, who claimed that Beckham probably thought she looked like a “marshmallow” and a “child” for dressing in a tuxedo when they were seated next to each other, since apologized for her remarks.
“I owe Odell Beckham Jr an apology. Despite my moments of bravado, I struggle at industry events (and in life) with the sense that I don’t rep a certain standard of beauty and so when I show up to the Met Ball surrounded by models and swan-like actresses it’s hard not to feel like a sack of flaming garbage,” she wrote on Instagram. “This felt especially intense with a handsome athlete as my dinner companion and a bunch of women I was sure he’d rather be seated with. But I went ahead and projected these insecurities and made totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts.”
I feel terrible about it. Because after listening to lots of valid criticism, I see how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don’t know AT ALL. Like, we have never met, I have no idea the kind of day he’s having or what his truth is. But most importantly, I would never intentionally contribute to a long and often violent history of the over-sexualization of black male bodies- as well as false accusations by white women towards black men. I’m so sorry, particularly to OBJ, who has every right to be on his cell phone. The fact is I don’t know about his state of mind (I don’t know a lot of things) and I shouldn’t have acted like I did. Much love and thanks, Lena.”