Lena Dunham Muslim Hijab Joke Prompts Criticism, Not-Quite-Kristen-Stewart-Level Apology

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Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO's Girls, posted a picture and caption on Twitter recently that some of her followers were offended by.

Wearing a scarf resembling a Muslim hijab (below), Dunham wrote "I had a real goth / fundamentalist attitude when I woke up from my nap."

Lena certainly didn't mean to insult anyone by it, but in the wake of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, many were not amused:

Lena Dunham Muslim Photo

After people went crazy, Lena Dunham apologized, saying she hadn't even heard about the shooting: "Been in production and completely not reading the news."

"Didn't realize what a bad time it was to make a joke like that. Not a good excuse, but an excuse nonetheless. I'm glad you keep me informed and I'm deleting those tweets."

"Will spend tonight reading my pile of old NY Times, contemplating the boundaries of humor. I try and learn something new every day."

Then, after some fans came to Lena's defense and said she shouldn't be criticized for the joke/photo, the 26-year-old insisted she deserved it ... while mocking Kristen Stewart's apology for cheating on Robert Pattinson with Rupert Sanders:

"You SHOULD apologize if you make a mistake! I mean, not to the K Stew level, but ... "

Ouch. Point Lena?

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How ignorant of you to put that this photo would upset Muslims in the wake of the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting. How long is it going to take for people to realize that Muslims and Sikhs are two completely different worlds of religion/culture? If you at all intelligent, you would have done your research before making a statement like that.

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Point....this Lena girly is dumb.......needs psychiatric help....#stooopid!!!