She had a great weekend hosting on Saturday Night Live, but Lena Dunham caused quite an uproar on Twitter after her gig. The Girls creator responded to some of her fans who talked about her nude sketch about Adam and Eve with the hilarious spin on her HBO series.
When a fan tweeted, "you don't always have to get naked," the 27-year-old star sure had a comeback.
She quipped on the social media site, "Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He's been making me!"
That comment really got her followers in an uproar because it implied taboo topics like molestation and incest. As a result, Dunham quickly deleted the tweet and then had to write a few apologies on her account.
I just made and deleted a not so great molestation joke. Sorry guys. I am really sleepy.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) March 10, 2014
SNL has a way bigger audience than our usual cozy girls audience, so I was seeing a rash of very different kinds of twitter rage.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) March 10, 2014
But I should know better, and do. Even naked girls get embarrassed. Sleep well and thanks for an amazing weekend.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) March 10, 2014
It isn't easy being in the spotlight, but celebrities have to take into account that not everyone will find their humor funny. Since Dunham was so quick to see her mistake and pull down the offending tweet, she found a lot of supporters who applauded her.
@lenadunham It's okay - you are completely okay. Thumbs up on catching the slip. Here, have a second thumb up to go with it. x— Brendan Maclean (@macleanbrendan) March 10, 2014
@lenadunham you're honestly so inspiring, the way you handle yourself on social media should definitely be emulated by others. Luv u girl— jeri whateva (@RebelofNYC) March 10, 2014
It looks like Dunham knows how to control her own publicity and keep the fans in her court.
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