How Lena Dunham Made Odell Beckham Jr. A Misogynist And Herself A Victim
On Friday Lena Dunham decided to publish an interview with Amy Schumer and for some strange reason Dunham thought it would be wise to share a part of that interview where they talk about Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants football player, ignoring her at the 2016 Met Ball.
Jezebel has made our lives easier and have posted this part of the conversation for us.
LD: You and I were literally sitting across from each other at the Met Ball, and it was like a crazy countdown to when we could escape. You were like, “We’re honored to be here. We’re honored to be here.”
AS: I left so early. When did you leave?
LD: I attempted to grind my ass on Michael B. Jordan for an additional twenty minutes and then left right after you.
I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. He was like, “That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.” It wasn’t mean — he just seemed confused.
The vibe was very much like, “Do I want to fuck it? Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone.” It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie. I was like, “This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.”
AS: You were dressed like a boy, and you looked sexy, and I really appreciated you showing me your tits several times.
Now after much backlash from the internet, Duham decided to apologize to Odell Beckham Jr. and try to explain her words.
Courtesy of Lena Dunham’s Instagram
While all the things she said in her apology may be true, her comments still reflect an issue that many red blooded straight white women don’t seem to understand. Black male bodies aren’t for their consumption at their disposable no does the black male owe them anything. From small talk to the want to have sex with them.
Lena Dunham probably was just shooting the shit with her girl Amy Schumer and obviously didn’t think her words were offensive, and while the responses to Dunham and Schumer interview may be an overreaction to a very minute issue. Consider that not too long ago in this country it was illegal for a black man to look at a white woman let alone speak to her without risking his life.
It’s interesting however to see how some white women think and feel about black men when they’re comfortable and feel they won’t be judged for it.
Well Lena Dunham wasn’t alone in her assertions or in this case lack of evidence before accusing a black man of something he didn’t do.
On Tuesday, Chris Brown was accused of allegedly assaulting a woman by the name of Baylee Curran with a weapon.
A day later, it was obvious to some if not most that Curran had lied about the incident or fabricated how far the situation had went. There was an even an alleged text from Curran to a friend which stated that she was going to try and set up Chris Brown.
Chris Brown has been released on bail and as the week has gone on, people have poked more holes into the story of Curran. Former friends have come out to say she has a history of lying to police and multiple investigations involving Curran for potential criminal acitivity have come up on both coasts.
The issue however isn’t that Chris Brown was falsely accused of a crime. Chris Brown is an easy target for these type of situations. Some due to his own prior bad actions and some because it’s easy to kick a man who was once down. Yet, Chris Brown for the most part over the last few years has been a relatively good citizen, yet when Brown was accused of this most recent crime with no real facts or proof it was taken as a given.
Such a given that the Los Angeles Police Department brought the SWAT team to Chris Brown’s $4 million mansion just for one man over an accusation.
Why was it so easy to believe that Chris Brown assaulted this woman when there was little to no proof but her story? I’m guessing it was because she was a young white woman.
Sadly though, once it was realized Curran’s story was at best a mischaracterization of the nights events no one publicly at least has taken the time to apologize to Mr. Brown.
While it was okay to bring up Chris Brown’s past bad actions to justify why he might have done wrong this time. Many have overlooked Curran’s past bad decisions to hopefully justify Chris Brown being accused.
Funny how that works.