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The Most Ridiculous Things Lena Dunham Has Ever Said

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List RulesLena Dunham has everybody face-palming. Vote up the quotes that make you want to scream, "OMG, Lena, shut up already."

Lena Dunham is known for a lot of things. She has created and starred in so many awesome seasons of Girls on HBO. She hosts her own podcast. She's written a book and been in a few stellar movies. Dunham has even launched a successful newsletter. But for some reason, the cinematic genius can't stop putting her foot in her mouth. Every time that it seems like she's learned her lesson, Dunham says something even more egregious.

Problematic quotes from the star are nothing new. Moreover, Lena Dunham is a serial apologist but she always ends up retracting her controversial statements. From defending a writer accused of sexual assault to publicly wishing that she’d had an abortion, there’s probably no line Dunham won’t cross. The star is willing to talk openly about everything and that often lands her in hot water.

In recent years, Dunham has been slammed on multiple occasions for the lack of diversity on her show, for making racist comments or jokes, and for her white feminism.

As a result, there is no shortage of crazy quotes from Lena Dunham. She touches on everything from eating disorders to Hollywood scandals. Here are the most ridiculous things Lena Dunham has said. So far.

  • 1

    She Joked About Having An Abusive Relationship With Her Sister


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    What she said: “As [Grace] grew, I took to bribing her for her time and affection: one dollar in quarters if I could do her makeup like a ‘motorcycle chick.’ Three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds. Whatever she wanted to watch on TV if she would just ‘relax on me.’ Basically, anything a sexual predator might to do woo a small suburban girl I was trying.”

    When she said it: In her book, Not That Kind Of Girl, Dunham mentioned this.

    Yikes or not that bad?
  • 2

    She Made a Horrible Molestation Joke On Twitter


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    What she said: Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He's been making me!

    When she said it: Dunham said this in a tweet sent after hosting Saturday Night Live in response to a user who tweeted her “you don’t always have to get naked.”

    Yikes or not that bad?
  • 3

    She Made A Racist Joke


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    What she said: “An uncool thought to have: Is that guy walking in the dark behind me a rapist? Never mind, he’s Asian.”

    When she said it: It was a now deleted tweet.

    Yikes or not that bad?
  • 4

    She Wished That She Could've Experienced An Abortion


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    What she said: “I wanted to make it really clear to her that as much as I was going out and fighting for other women’s options, I myself had never had an abortion. And I realized then that even I was carrying within myself stigma around this issue. Even I, the woman who cares as much as anybody about a woman’s right to choose, felt it was important that people know that I was unblemished in this department. Now I can say that I still haven't had an abortion, but I wish I had.”

    When she said it: She claimed this while discussing the stigma around abortion on her podcast.

    Yikes or not that bad?