Oscars: Lena Dunham supports Anne Hathaway, boos Seth MacFarlane
Lena Dunham had a few post-Oscar tweets about a few of the night’s key players: Anne Hathaway and Seth MacFarlane, two of Oscar Sunday’s controversial headline-makers.
But she did have love for the diminutive “Beasts of the Southern Wild” lead actress nominee.
“If I could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, they would be: Quvenzhane Wallis,” Dunham tweeted. Then the Golden Globe and Writers Guild Award-winning “Girls” writer and star got into her critiques of the show.
“Ladies: Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let’s save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren’t advancing the cause,” she wrote Tuesday in regards to commentary about the Oscar winner’s emotional supporting-actress speech. (Hathaway also came under fire Oscar night for ditching designer Valentino for a Prada gown after years of loyalty to the former brand. But that seemed to be less of Dunham’s concern.)
After getting a flurry of bad attitudes tweeted back at her after the Hathaway comment, the outspoken 26-year-old clarified her statement.
“Hey ragers. ‘The ones who aren’t advancing the cause’ I mentioned aren’t always, or mostly, women. Case in point: I saw your boobs,” the Golden Globe-winner added.
She’s looking at you, MacFarlane, whose opening song-and-dance number cataloging actress’ topless scenes angered quite a few onlookers. His hosting stint was deemed sexist and misogynist, with much of the humor tied to insulting women (though the self-proclaimed “equal opportunity offender” did make several racial jokes and throw barbs at Nazis and Jews too). MacFarlane said Monday that he’d never host again.
One commenter pointed out that Dunham had quite a bit in common with the “Family Guy” mastermind, tweeting: “Seth MacFarlane’s genius is based around satirizing things that Americans glorify ... he’s talented, and so are you. Play nice.”
After a few more replies, Dunham didn’t exactly eat her words but ended her commentary on the topic.
“Now I’ve said something murky about women’s lib, and will return to eating edamame/thinking about moving to Austin like I always do!” she added.
Ironically, “We Saw Your Boobs” could be a mantra for Dunham, who is repeatedly baring it all in her HBO comedy. Though the reason she does it is to break with Hollywood’s typical standards of acceptable beauty.
“My point with getting naked is never proven,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s not like, ‘Oh, I did it first season and now you guys get that there’s women of a certain size on TV, so I’m done!’ ”
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