Lena Dunham Compares Self to Justin Bieber, Deletes Crotch Selfie

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These are interesting times on Lena Dunham's Instagram page.

Earlier this week, Dunham bashed Justin Bieber on social media, suggesting that the lyrics to his new single "What Do You Mean?" sent a troubling message about sexual consent. 

Since the song doesn't appear to be about sex at all, Dunham was widely called out for reading too much into the lyrics of a freakin' Justin Bieber song.

She responded by dialing things back and posting a side-by-side pic of herself with the Biebs. She also posted a close-up of her crotch for some reason.

Lena Dunham, Justin Bieber Photo
Lena Dunham Crotch Selfie

Lena captioned the pic on the left, "How could anyone think I have an issue with Bieber?"

Shortly thereafter, she posted the pic on the right, but quickly deleted it and posted a new pic with a caption reading:

"Just an FYI, I don’t delete because I’m ashamed of my body - I delete because certain pics become hot beds for negativity."

"You think I want a teenager visiting my page and seeing a zillion comments about how fat I am?"

"No, because that is hurtful to any person struggling, comparing, contrasting."

"So since the trollz came out, I will instead share a pic of me shining bright on my rightful throne."

Lena has encouraged body positivity in many admirable ways throughout her career, and we understand what she's saying here.

Still, the claim that she deleted a bizarre extreme close-up of her own camel toe because she's thinking of the children(!!!) is a bit eye-rolly.

It's an unfortunate truth about the Internet, but haters gonna hate (hate, hate, hate) and sometimes the only thing you can do is take a cue from Lena's BFF and just shake it off.

We'd say never anything negative about Lena's body or her right to post pics of herself from whatever angle she chooses, but we will take issue with a different recent post of hers:

Earlier this week, Dunham posted that she had cured her "buttne" (The girl's not shy.), and we feel obligated to point out that "assne" is a way better pun. Just sayin'.

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Lena Dunham Quotes

My mother and I have a massive fight when I choose to wear a banana-printed belly shirt and pink leggings to the Vatican.

I am 20 years old and hate myself. My hair, my face, the curve of my stomach. The way my voice comes out wavering and my poems come out maudlin.