The #MeToo era has no time for Lena Dunham

New York Post | 1/13/2018 | Staff
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Last Sunday, “Thor: Ragnarok” actress Tessa Thompson schooled Lena Dunham after the “Girls” creator Instagrammed a photo of herself mugging alongside a bevy of A-listers who spearheaded the Time’s Up initiative.

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“Lena was not anywhere present in our group during the countless hours of work for the last two months,” Thompson commented, before lashing out at the star on Twitter for supporting “Girls” writer and producer Murray Miller in November after he was accused of rape by actress Aurora Perrineau.

“The truth remains: Many women, particularly women of color, don’t feel safe and seen. To those women, like Aurora Perrineau — I see you. I am with you. This must be clear,” Thompson tweeted.

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Adding fuel to the fire, Tarana Burke — the creator of the #MeToo hashtag and Michelle Williams’ guest at last Sunday’s Golden Globes — weighed in, tweeting #IstandwithTessa.

And Dunham stands alone.

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Not so long ago, Dunham was the untouchable “voice of a generation”: media darling and millennial feminist whose every provocation was fawned over. Now she’s an outcast amid one of the most notable female-empowerment movements of our time. Dunham has gone from quirkily cute to carelessly offensive thanks to a parade of blunders. While she used to be lauded for being cavalier, there’s no room for sloppiness in the #MeToo age.

Taking a moment to think before she speaks might be foreign to 31-year-old Dunham, who has built her brand on being unfiltered. She fed off the conservative hive’s distaste for the raw nudity and loose morals of “Girls,” and led her life as an open diary — even launching the online newsletter Lenny, in which she gave voice to young feminists and, of course, herself. It worked. She had a hit show and sold her memoir, 2014’s “Not That Kind...
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