Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A**holes On Parade - Lena Dunham

Dunham is an actress in the HBO series, Girls, as well as the woman who made the Obama ad comparing voting for Obama to losing one's virginity. She recently discussed her show's upcoming season, where her character begins to date a, horror of horrors, black Republican. As she explains the reason for the new plot line and the naivete of her character:

Dunham: [The black character is a] clear statement that we are comfortable, that there isn’t a political agenda against having black characters in the show.

Q: Why make him a Republican?

Dunham: We liked the idea of a Republican entering their universe. And Hannah doesn’t really have a clear sense of why you shouldn’t date a Republican; it’s kind of just like the same reason why you shouldn’t date a Nazi: You just shouldn’t.

(H/T Black & Right)

I wasn't sure whether to title this post as "Airheads" or "A**holes." The latter won out because Ms. Dunham's comments exhibit not merely vacuousness on a grand scale, but a level of casual hatefulness that clearly crosses the line.

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