Lena Dunham has sparked backlash with a tweet fired off at the weekend.
Musing about the afterlife, the 36-year-old Girls alum tweeted about her inevitable passing on Twitter, while detailing how she’d like to be sent off.
“When I go, I want my casket to be driven through the NYC pride parade with a plaque that reads ‘she wasn’t for everyone, but she was for us’- who can arrange?” tweeted Dunham.
The tweet swiftly received backlash from the LGBTQIA+ community, especially since the author is considered an ally.
“STUNNING display of self-absorption,” one Twitter user commented. “Never did see such a emaculate display of allies centering themselves in queer spaces.”
Meanwhile, another commented: “This is toxic, privileged progressivism at its finest lol. Performative, accomplishes nothing, and puts all the attention on the ‘ally’ at the cost of the people they’re supposedly allied with.”
“Is lena dunham threatening to posthumously drive into a parade,” another user wrote.
Dunham has long been vocal about the LGBTQ+ community. In 2014, the star produced the documentary, Suited, which explores the issues of gender identity and in 2015 Dunham revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that she would not get married until same-sex marriage was legal in the US.
“The idea of having a celebration that can’t be fully shared among all the people in my life and all the people that we love just doesn’t really feel like a celebration at all,” Dunham told the talk show host.
“Until that’s something that everyone can join into with no sense of being left out on any level, politically, emotionally, it’s just not something that we’re gonna do.”
That same year, same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states in the US and in September 2021, Dunham married musician Luis Felber after nine months of dating.
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