Lena Dunham has issued an apology to Odell Beckham Jr.
According to SEC Country, she published the apology on Instagram for accusing the New York Giants wide receiver of judging her based on her appearance.
“I owe Odell Beckham Jr an apology, Dunham said. “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.”
“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.”
Dunham had been receiving criticism for a discussion she had with comedian Amy Schumer that included a part about an experience at the Met Gala in New York.
One of her quotes was about an interaction, or lack of interaction, with Beckham. “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,” Dunham said. “He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean — he just seemed confused.”
Dunham is the creator and star of the HBO hit series, “Girls.”