January 24, 2013


'Girls' Creator Lena Dunham Scolds Rihanna for Chris Brown, Weed Smoking

Jeffrey Ufberg
Jeffrey Ufberg

You know that thing that happens when one celebrity sits down with another and then they talk sh-t about another famous person who isn't there? Well, that happened when Girls creator Lena Dunham sat down with Alec Baldwin for a podcast and the subject of Rihanna came up.

The 26-year-old HBO star said that while she "used to be really into Rihanna," the Barbadian singer's recent Instagram relationship revelations have forced Dunham to retract her membership from the RiNavy.

"She’s had this amazing career, she’s won a Grammy, she’s talented," Dunham told Baldwin. "And then she gets back together with Chris Brown and posts a million pictures of them smoking marijuana together on a bed. And it cracks my heart in half in a way that makes me feel like I’m 95 years old*."

Considering the TV-MA content of Girls, it's not RiRi's drug use or pre-marital relations that Dunham objects to. "I just think about how many little girls are obsessed with Rihanna," Dunham said to Baldwin. "[Being a role model] is a platform that you have to take seriously."

What do you think? Is Dunham right to say that Rihanna has a responsibility to her young fans? Or should Rih stay as she is—Unapologetic?

*Speaking of "95 years old," I'd just like to add out that on first mention, Dunham referred to the "Diamonds" singer as "Rihanna, that pop star." Lena Dunham—honorary AARP member.