Backlash After Steven Spielberg Taps Lena Dunham to Adapt Syrian Refugee Movie

Breitbart | 10/30/2018 | Staff
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Actress Lena Dunham recently announced that she would be writing a movie, adapted from a book, about Syrian refugees — and many on the social justice left are not happy.

Lena Dunham celebrated the news Monday that she will adapt a screenplay from the book “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival,” for a movie to be produced by Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams.

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Dunham announced the gig, saying she’s “very lucky” to “support this truth with these people.”

However, several people took issue with Dunham having this position, as she is an upper-class white American woman, and not Syrian or a refugee.

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Though Dunham has often positioned herself as a champion of feminist and social justice causes, she has also been known to often raise the ire of the social justice crowd. Her signature HBO show Girls was popular, but was also attacked by some critics for it’s overt “whiteness.”

The 32-year-old...
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