Lena Dunham discovered that there’s some things you just don’t joke about.
The Girls star recently appeared on the long-running TV show Saturday Night Live, an appearance that included a sketch set in the Garden of Eden. Dunham shed all of her clothes for the routine, much to the dismay of some folks on Twitter.
Instead of simply shrugging off Lena’s stint on the show as a poor choice by producers, some decided to complain about Dunham on the micro-blogging site. One person seemed irritated that the actress has a penchant for taking off her clothes whenever the cameras are rolling. According to the New York Daily News, that’s when Lena decided to make a misguided joke about molestation.
“Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He’s been making me!” she tweeted. Not surprisingly, the joke didn’t settle well with a lot of people.
When she realized that perhaps the message was in poor taste, Lena Dunham decided to remove it from Twitter. In an effort to calm the turbulent waters she created, the actress issued an apology to anyone she offended with the post.
“I just made and deleted a not so great molestation joke. Sorry guys. I am really sleepy. 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. But I should know better, and do. Even naked girls get embarrassed. Sleep well and thanks for an amazing weekend.”
Check out a few reactions to the tweet below.
lena dunham made a joke about molestation and thinks it’s fine bc she’s a girl and not a 50 year old man okay totes
— Kat (@katbrad) March 10, 2014
@lenadunham if that was a not so great molestation joke, what’s an example of a great one?
— Emily G (@limeykgreen) March 10, 2014
Unfortunately for Lena Dunham, a lot of people decided to skip her appearance on last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. According to Deadline, ratings were down considerably when compared to other installments this season. In fact, the show experienced a 19 percent drop in the key 18 to 49 demographic from Jim Parson’s appearance.
If you’re one of the folks out there who can’t stand Lena Dunham, then you may not have to look at her for much longer. USA Today reports that the Girls star is seriously considering bidding farewell to the world of acting.
“I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore. I’m always relieved on the days I don’t have to. I’d rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts,” she recently told Glamour.
Are you a fan of Lena Dunham? Do you think her molestation joke was in poor taste?
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