Feb. 16, 2013 @ 1:26 AM _
During an interview on Alec Baldwin’s Here’s the Thing podcast Jan. 21, Dunham said the 24-year-old pop star’s behavior isn’t something young fans should try to emulate. “[Fame is] an amazing thing and it’s a platform that you have to take seriously. 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.”
Dunham continued, “Like, you know, she left Barbados, she’s had this amazing career, she’s won a Grammy… 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.”
The TV star, meanwhile, said she’s “had to become more conscious about what I say and what I promote, not in a way that stifles me, but just in a way where I realize now that there are 17-year-old girls who come up to me and tell me that the show means a lot to them.”
Oh god dammit, shut the fuck up. When people get famous, why can’t they just THINK before they start making flippant remarks on national syndication or wherever Alex Baldwin’s podcast is played. I watched GIRLS and I enjoy it (for the most part). I like Rihanna’s music, and am thoroughly disappointed in her for getting back with Chris Brown. But here is a woman whose career would not be possible if her parents had not bankrolled Tiny Furniture and she somehow feels she has the merit to criticize another woman while standing on a soapbox for feminism as if she cries for every victim of spousal abuse.
My biggest peeve is that she mentions “marijuana” as if she doesn’t hit a bong before she writes every episode of GIRLS. Especially that last episode, it was like watching a rough draft of a script she threw out when she was at Oberlin.
Jan. 3, 2013 @ 2:33 AM _
house show next week