Before the billionaire businessman was voted into the White House, the actress vowed to flee the U.S. if he got into power.
“I know a lovely place in Vancouver, and I can get my work done from there,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will.”
But now that Trump’s in, she’s decided she’s not going anywhere.
In a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, November 23, Dunham explained why she’s reneged on her decision.
“Today I received a letter (yes, on paper) that read 'don’t let the door hit you on the ass when you cross the border into Canada,'” the HBO star wrote. “This is actually one of the more polite notes I’ve gotten recently, and I’ll survive it just fine.”
Dunham, 30, continued: “And you know what else I’ve realized I can survive, as a Jewish pro-choice sexual assault survivor with a queer family member and a belief that we are all exactly & beautifully equal? I can survive staying in this country, MY country, to fight and love and use my embarrassment of blessings to do what’s right.”
She then referenced her earlier comments about moving, saying, “It’s easy to joke about moving to Canada. It’s harder to see, and to love, the people who fill your mailbox with hate. It’s harder to see what needs to be done and do it. It’s harder to live, fully and painfully aware of the injustice surrounding us, to cherish and fear your country all at once. But I’m willing to try. Will you try with me?”
As Us Weekly previously reported, Dunham broke out in hives and cried when the candidate she was backing, Hillary Clinton, lost out to Trump.
Check out the "Lenny Letter" essay she wrote after the election results.
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