Lena Dunham: 15 Times She Has Stirred Serious Controversy

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Lena Dunham likes to speak her mind.

She also likes to make jokes.

And this combination has gotten the Girls actress/creator in trouble on multiple occasions, prompting apology after apology.

Click through the following examples of times Dunham has stepped into some scalding hot water with the public. (NOTE: Click on each headline for more on each story.)

1. Lena Dunham Jokes About Muslims

Lena Dunham Jokes About Muslims
Lena Dunham wore a scarf like a hijab in 2012, cracking wise about her post "nap" look and later having to apologize. Click the headline above for more.

2. And She Supports Kim Kardashian

And She Supports Kim Kardashian
Did she buy the selfie book ironically? Probably. But that still means she gave Kim money.

3. And She Drew the Wrath of Beliebers

And She Drew the Wrath of Beliebers
Dunham may not have been wrong about Bieber seemingly talking about date rape, but she angered quite a few young women in the process here.

4. And She Trivilaized Domestic Violence

And She Trivilaized Domestic Violence
It sucks to get beat up online. It sucks a lot more to get beat up in real life.

5. And She Went Too Far with Bill Cosby

And She Went Too Far with Bill Cosby
Cosby SUCKS, don't get us wrong. But what he (allegedly?) did to all those women was not akin to the Holocaust.

6. And She Apologized for a Sexual Molestation Scandal

And She Apologized for a Sexual Molestation Scandal
Which started as the result of a story she told in her memoir about her sister's vagina.

7. And She Slept with Her Parents Until She Was 12

And She Slept with Her Parents Until She Was 12
The Internet reacted with consternation over this admission.

8. And She Showed Us Her Bloody Butt

And She Showed Us Her Bloody Butt
No way oes Dunham know what the letters "TMI" stand for.

9. And She Apologized for Another Molestation Scandal

And She Apologized for Another Molestation Scandal
This one came from a joke she made about an uncle molesting her.

10. And She Wore THIS Dress to the Emmys in 2013

And She Wore THIS Dress to the Emmys in 2013
On purpose, we presume.

11. And She Insulted Odell Beckham Jr.

And She Insulted Odell Beckham Jr.
Here was a (mostly one-sided) feud that we never saw coming, as Dunham rambled on about Beckham's seeming non-interest in her at a celebrity-filled event.

12. And She Angered Fox News

And She Angered Fox News
In May of 2013, Dunham Tweeted a happy holiday to followers, adding: "I've already peed in two different Starbucks bathrooms!" She ended up fighting with Fox News commentators over the remark.

13. And She Got Detroit Residents Really Angry

And She Got Detroit Residents Really Angry
In early 2013, Dunham joked: "I'm not super-thin, but I'm thin for, like, Detroit." This was considered more than just a slam against a city, but a slam against African-Americans, considering how many of them live in Detroit.

14. And She Dressed Like a Grabbed Pussy for Halloween

And She Dressed Like a Grabbed Pussy for Halloween
We should really blame Donald Trump for this one.

15. And She Claimed She Wished She Had Gotten an Abortion

And She Claimed She Wished She Had Gotten an Abortion
The goal of this statement was admirable: she wants to relate as much as possible to those who have had an abortion so she can fight for their rights. The wording of this statement? It was terrible.

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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.