Lena Dunham Forgets Black Emmy Winners In Instagram Tribute To Female Honorees

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Lena Dunham Black Emmy Instagram

By Andrew Shuster |

Lena Dunham Black Emmy Instagram

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Lena Dunham got called out on Sunday after posting an Instagram tribute to the women who played a part in the Emmys, but forgetting to include the names of black winners Viola Davis, Regina King and Uzo Aduba.

Along with a photo of Barbara Streisand holding her Emmy at the 1965 awards show, Dunham wrote, “This pic is dedicated to the radical women I worship from up close and afar who were all over tonight’s Emmys.” The actress then tagged the names of the evening’s female winners and nominees, including Amy Schumer, Frances McDormand, Sarah Paulson, Allison Janney and Amy Poehler, among others. She added, “and so many more you know who you are and your magic is lifting us higher!”

But an Instagram user named @melanievazwhen asked, “What about @uzoaduba?” Dunham responded, “added of course,” after putting the “Orange is the New Black” actress’ name on the list. Dunham also later added winners Davis and Hall, but caught further flack for not tagging the women’s Instagram handles. A user named @krizbell explained to Dunham that both Davis and Hall “aren’t too hard to find… don’t be part of the line drawn between opportunities,” adding, “#FeminismForALLWomen.”

After that latest comment, Dunham then posted Davis and Hall’s actual handles, along with the explanation, “I was so sleepy I was just barreling [out] names – thanks for guiding me to pages, assumed Viola was too busy solving murders for insta.”

Gossip Cop can assure you Dunham’s omissions were entirely accidental and not at all slights. Still, tell us what you think about the backlash Lena Dunham received over her Emmys Instagram tribute.


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