Lena Dunham apologizes to Rose McGowan after she 'missed the mark' with Harvey Weinstein tweet

Taryn Ryder
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
Lena Dunham apologizes for an insensitive tweet about the Harvey Weinstein scandal. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lena Dunham has been one of the most outspoken stars in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but she admits she missed the mark with a recent tweet.

Dunham, 31, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times, titled, “Harvey Weinstein and the Silence of Men,” and has been calling on actors to condemn the Hollywood producer, who has allegedly sexually harassed and assaulted women for decades.

However, the comedic actress may have attempted to be too light when praising George Clooney, who just spoke out against Weinstein. The Girls star shared an article from Jessica Chastain, where Clooney called Weinstein’s behavior “indefensible” and “disturbing on a whole lot of levels.”

She retweeted with the comment, “Ironically, guys, speaking out against Harvey Weinstein only makes you more sexually irresistible (consensually, of course).”

Dunham was immediately blasted by social media users for the since-deleted tweet, including by actress and Weinstein victim Rose McGowan.

Dunham responded to McGowan on Twitter.

Not too long after, more backlash ensued.

The actress deleted her tweet and explained her reasoning.

McGowan has yet to respond to Dunham’s apology, but perhaps that’s because she has bigger fish to fry… like Ben Affleck.

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