Actress and screenwriter Lena Dunham is facing controversy after the March 27 release of an online version of an article she wrote. “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?”, by Dunham, is due to be published in the print edition of The New Yorker
on March 30. In the article, Dunham lists traits and then asks readers to guess whether the statements pertain to her pet dog or to her “Jewish boyfriend.” Dunham’s mother, Laurie Simmons, is Jewish, while Dunham herself was once quoted as feeling "very culturally Jewish, although that's the biggest cliché for a Jewish "This is because he comes from a culture in which mothers focus every ounce of their attention on their offspring and don't acknowledge their own need for independence as women. They are sucked dry by their children, who ultimately leave them as soon as they find suitable mates."
Among Dunham’s other statements were the following:
“He respects my father but is intimidated by his Waspy, buttoned-up demeanor, flat cadence, and inability to express physical affection toward other men. The tension between them takes the form of passive-aggressive pissing matches and hostile silences,” and
"He’s really more of an ass man.”
Among other statements, Dunham wrote "he doesn't tip" and "he never brings his wallet anywhere." These last two were found especially objectionable by TruthRevolt.org, which identified them as “anti-Jewish.”
According to its website, TruthRevolt.org
its purpose it to “unmask leftists in the media for who they are, destroy their credibility with the American public, and devastate their funding bases.” The website asked for the public to register is disapproval of Dunham’s statements by asking advertisers to remove their sponsorship of The New Yorker
until magazine editors and Dunham issue an apology.
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