Lena Dunham, Who Campaigned For Hillary For Months, Doesn’t Want To Be Blamed For Her Loss
Lena Dunham doesn’t want to be blamed for Hillary Clinton’s loss.
The actress, who vigorously campaigned for the Democratic nominee, said she sees her voicing her political opinion as her “fighting rabidly for what [she] thought was right.”
“It’s amazing,” Dunham said when Rolling Stone asked why she’s blamed for Clinton’s stunning loss. “I’m like, ‘Why don’t we check in with Russia, you guys?’ I think it tends to come more from the right wing, although I’m not sure. Now it’s so hard to know what’s coming from where, because stories get published on Breitbart and two days later they’re in Newsweek and you’re like, ‘What the fuck is happening right now?'”
“No one is more studied in the art of the right wing planting a story and liberals eating each other alive over it than I am. I see it every single day, but I’m not gonna stand there screaming about it, ’cause that makes you a bad sport,” she continued. “And also it’s boring and I’m not interested in it. But do people want me to go, ‘I don’t think I’m really good for this. I’m gonna bow out’? I wouldn’t see any use for celebrity if I wasn’t fighting rabidly for what I thought was right.”
“I backed Hillary Clinton when a lot of people in my age group were on the Bernie train, so I was getting shit from the right for being a ‘libtard’ – and getting shit from young people for supporting what they saw as a corporate candidate,” she added.
“It was painful when people were like, ‘Hillary lost because Lena Dunham is such a bad example of liberalism.’ But everyone’s scared and upset, and they need someone to blame. It’s easier to blame me than it is to, like, blame George Clooney for not giving enough speeches or whatever. You could go around pointing fingers in every fucking direction in Hollywood if you wanted to. If I’m gonna be the punching bag for that, I know where my heart is and I know why I felt like I needed to campaign for her. I know what those experiences on the road meant to me with other women, the connections that I made – and I just have to hold on to that.”