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Lena Dunham Slammed for Chat With Amy Schumer, Suggesting Odell Beckham Jr. Rejected Her

Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer
Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer on September 30, 2014 in New York City.

Lena Dunham and pal Amy Schumer had a candid chat for a Lenny Letter interview released on Friday, September 2, but fans and critics of the two women aren’t exactly pleased about their discussion.

The conversation, which was published as part of Dunham’s Lenny Letter newsletter, hit a few problematic potholes, but perhaps the most criticized was the part where Dunham, 30, and Schumer, 35, relived their night at the 2016 Met Ball.

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“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,” the Girls creator said. “You were like, ‘We’re honored to be here. We’re honored to be here.’”

I left so early. When did you leave?” Schumer asked.

Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. on March 13, 2016, in Austin.

“I attempted to grind my ass on Michael B. Jordan for an additional 20 minutes and then left right after you,” Dunham, who is an outspoken feminist, replied. “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.”

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“The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to fk it? Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cellphone,’” the actress continued. “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.’”

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Twitter users took issue with the way Dunham seemed to project sexist thoughts onto the New York Giants player, and didn’t hold back in their frustration at the pair’s problematic conversation.

Dunham — who has been in a relationship with musician Jack Antonoff since 2012 —tweeted in response to the backlash, telling fans that her anecdote was not meant to be incendiary.

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