Dunham Quits Twitter Over ‘Verbal Abuse’, ‘Body Shaming’
Lena Dunham says she no longer looks at or uses Twitter, although someone else handles her account.
On hourlong podcast Re/code Decode, the Girls co-creator revealed that she has freed herself of social media hate and now has someone else tweet messages on her personal account.
“I don’t look at Twitter anymore. I tweet, but I do it through someone else,” she told host Kara Swisher, adding that she doesn’t even know her account password. “I really appreciate that anybody follows me at all, and so I didn’t want to cut off my relationship to it completely, but it really, truly wasn’t a safe space for me.”
The decision came partly due to the “verbal abuse” and body-shaming comments Dunham received after posting a photo on Instagram of her wearing just a sports bra and her boyfriend’s boxers.