Lena Dunham Defends Taylor Swift While Speaking Out About Kanye’s “Famous” Video
While celebs are being curiously quiet in regards to Kanye’s new and totally controversial video for “Famous,” it looks like at least one celeb has stepped up to take the bait. Or rather, Lena Dunham has pointed out just a few of the issues with the scene that saw the rapper in bed with his wife, Kim K, and other celebs like Taylor Swift, who happens to include Lena in her #girlsquad.
Posting a pic of a yummy-looking chocolate cake with a pretty pink background, icing scrawling out “alles liebe” meaning “all the best,” Lena posted on Facebook, “Peeking From Between My Fingers: some disjointed thoughts on the ‘Famous’ video.”
She starts by pointing out some of the “next level shit” that Kanye creates, as well as admitting that she would “happily watch Kim Kardashian West chip the paint off a window ledge for hours and be fascinated.” She fawns over the entire family, saying that she loves “the way they depict women as better in numbers and masters of their own destiny. I’d spend all summer at Kamp Kardashian.” Kamp Kardashian? Now that’s an interesting money-making idea.
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But, before we go off on a tangent, Lena got to the heart of the matter, continuing, “The ‘Famous’ video is one of the more disturbing ‘artistic’ efforts in recent memory.”
She breaks down why each image is problematic before adding, “I know that there’s a hipper or cooler reaction to have than the one I’m currently having. But guess what? I don’t have a hip cool reaction, because seeing a woman I love like Taylor Swift (f*ck that one hurt to look at, I couldn’t look)…” (yep, we’d be peeved on our friend’s behalf) “…woman [sic] I admire like Rihanna or Anna, reduced to a pair of waxy breasts…”
She ends by telling Kanye directly, “Kanye: you’re cool. Make a statement on fame and privacy and the Illuminati or whatever is on your mind! But I can’t watch it, don’t want to watch it, if it feels informed and inspired by the aspects of our culture that make women feel unsafe even in their own beds, in their own bodies.” Mic drop? At least until the next celeb steps up.
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