Lena Dunham Apologizes for Molestation Joke on Twitter

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By Shari Weiss

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Lena Dunham tweeted — and then quickly deleted — a joke about molestation on Sunday.

In response to her nude “Adam and Eve” parody on “Saturday Night Live,” a follower tweeted at the star, “you don’t always have to get naked!”

Dunham replied, “Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He’s been making me!”


After blowback from fans, the “Girls” creator acknowledged, “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,” Dunham went on.

“But I should know better, and do. Even naked girls get embarrassed,” she continued, adding, “Sleep well and thanks for an amazing weekend.”

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