Lena Dunham has apologized for the white privilege that has enabled her to achieve Hollywood success at a young age, saying that from now on, she promises to “sit down” and “shut up, unless it’s to advocate for change for Black people.” The Girls star also pushed slavery reparations and defunding the police.
Lena Dunham tweeted her contrition after being blasted earlier this week by Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace actor Ahmed Best, who called her out for landing Girls at HBO at the age of 23. “The Hollywood system is rigged in favor of white people,” she said, adding that “my career took off at a young age with relative ease, ease I wasn’t able to recognize because I also didn’t know what privilege was.”
Dunham promised to subordinate herself to black people and to “make art in private for awhile.”
“The lesson now? Sit down. Shut up, unless it’s to advocate