Lena Dunham Apologizes to Odell Beckham Jr. for Met Gala Comments: I Made 'Narcissistic Assumptions'
Lena Dunham is apologizing to Odell Beckham Jr. after she joked about him ignoring her because she thought he didn't want to sleep with her at the Met Gala.
"I owe Odell Beckham Jr. an apology," she said in a statement posted on Instagram on Saturday afternoon. "Despite my moments of bravado, I struggle at industry events (and in life) with the sense that I don't rep a certain standard of beauty and so when I show up to the Met Ball surrounded by models and swan-like actresses it's hard not to feel like a sack of flaming garbage.
"This felt especially intense with a handsome athlete as my dinner companion and a bunch of women I was sure he'd rather be seated with," she continued. "But I went ahead and projected these insecurities and made totally narcissistic assumptions about what he was thinking, then presented those assumptions as facts. I feel terrible about it. Because after listening to lots of valid criticism, I see how unfair it is to ascribe misogynistic thoughts to someone I don't know AT ALL. Like, we have never met, I have no idea the kind of day he's having or what his truth is.
"But most importantly, I would never intentionally contribute to a long and often violent history of the over-sexualization of black male bodies- as well as false accusations by white women towards black men," she said. "I'm so sorry, particularly to OBJ, who has every right to be on his cell phone. The fact is I don't know about his state of mind (I don't know a lot of things) and I shouldn't have acted like I did."....
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