Here’s What Odell Beckham Jr. Thinks of Lena Dunham’s Comments About Him
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.”