Not long after Lena Dunham retracted her defense of the Girls writer, Murray Miller – who was accused of sexual assault – a writer for the newsletter, Lenny Letter, decided to quit.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, November 18th, Zinzi Clemmons took to Facebook to write a lengthy post on why she chose to leave the feminist newsletter.
In her Facebook post, the woman insinuated that Lena Dunham and her “circle” were racist and that Dunham’s defense of Miller was inappropriate.
As a result of Lena’s comments, she decided to quit and understands the outrage for Lena’s response. She added, “For all you writers who are outraged about what she did, I encourage you to do the same.”
As a result of Lena Dunham's statements, I have decided that I will no longer write for Lenny Letter. For all you…
She added, “especially women of color” and she “cannot have our words” if Lena doesn’t respect them. Zinzi said she “knew Lena” before she was famous and has for many years.
According to Zinzi, they “ran in the same circles” in college and all of her friends were from a privileged class who had clout in the art world.
Clemmons claimed they “seemed to get off” on wielding their power while denying it. She added, “I’d call their strain, ‘hipster racism.'”
As you may already know, Lena Dunham was slammed on social media for her defense of Murray Miller who was accused of sexually assaulting a girl when she was 17-years-old.
The accusations against Miller come as a part of the cascade of allegations against Hollywood entertainers including people like Kevin Spacey and Louis CK among many others. Most recently, Charlie Rose apologized to eight different women for sexual misconduct.