Lena Dunham Slams Trolls for Joking About Kim Kardashian’s Armed Robbery
During an interview with The Breakfast Club this morning (Oct. 5, 2016), Dunham opened up about what it’s like to be a public figure, describing exactly when she feels like she needs personal security and when she doesn’t. The discussion on security began to veer towards Kardashian’s robbery and Dunham was quick to come to the social media mogul’s defense against internet trolls.
“What I really hate about this Kim thing is that people are feeling so much license to make jokes, and it’s like, that’s a human being,” said Dunham. “She may have put her life on display in this specific way, and you may not agree with everything she does, but that is a woman and a mother and a daughter who just went through something so heinous. So my heart is with Kim.”
“I was unintentionally perpetuating the stereotype of a black man as someone who will holler at anything that’s near him,” she admitted. “Especially, at this moment in history, we have to be hyper-vigilant about the way that we depict each other because of how much darkness and tension exists. I will be much more careful in the future about making sure my humor translate and it’s not creating destructive images.”
Watch the entire interview in the video below.