Published Jun 27, 2016While the vast majority of the celebrities in Kanye West's new "Famous" video have yet to offer any public comment (well, besides George W. Bush), Girls star Lena Dunham has weighed in on the skin-filled clip.
Over on Facebook today (June 27), Dunham wrote a scathing essay about West's new video, which, if you haven't seen it, features celebrities like Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, George W. Bush, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Amber Rose naked in bed. Never one to shy away from controversy, Dunham has some pretty harsh criticism of the clip, calling the whole thing "sickening" as the women in the video are "reduced to a pair of waxy breasts made by some special effects guy in the Valley."
I don't have a hip cool reaction, because seeing a woman I love like Taylor Swift (fuck that one hurt to look at, I couldn't look), a woman I admire like Rihanna or Anna, reduced to a pair of waxy breasts made by some special effects guy in the Valley, it makes me feel sad and unsafe and worried for the teenage girls who watch this and may not understand that grainy roving camera as the stuff of snuff films. I hesitated a lot about saying anything cuz I figured the thinkpieces would come pouring in. But I didn't see this angle being explored as much as I had hoped. It's weird to feel like you're watching alone. I bet I'm not.
Dunham goes on to add, "Here's the thing, 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."
Read the entire essay for yourself below.