Lena Dunham Disapproves of Rihanna, Chris Brown
By JACKIE WILLIS
January 23, 2013
Lena Dunham is just getting the hang of fame after her HBO show Girls became wildly popular in 2012, but says she's taking her new role-model status seriously and wishes Rihanna would do the same.
"[Being a role model] is amazing. It's an amazing thing and it's like, it's a platform that you have to take seriously," she told Alec Baldwin in an awesome interview on his WNYC podcast Here's the Thing. "Which is why sometimes it's like I used to be really into Rihanna, that pop star, and then it's like again, I don't want to ever throw stones from my glass house, but I follow her on Instagram and I just think about how many little girls beyond what I could even comprehend are obsessed with Rihanna. Like you know, she left Barbados, she's had this amazing career, she's won a Grammy."
Like many, Dunham, 26, also disapproves of Rihanna's decision to get back with her ex Chris Brown, 23, this past year, after he was charged with physically abusing the singer, 24, the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards. "She's talented. And then she gets back together with Chris Brown and posts a million pictures of them smoking marijuana together on a bed. And it cracks my heart in half in a way that makes me feel like I'm 95 years old."
Do you agree with Dunham?