June 27, 2016


Lena Dunham Finds Kanye West's 'Famous' Video 'Disturbing': Read Her Thoughts

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Kanye West had the internet world in disarray when he dropped his "Famous" music video over the weekend. Due to the naked (and controversial) portrayal of modern pop culture's most (in)famous figures, it sparked a lot of reactions. One of the first celebrities to speak up is a member of Taylor Swift's squad: Lena Dunham.

The actress wrote a lengthy Facebook post where she called the video "one of the more disturbing 'artistic' efforts in recent memory." She explains:

"I'm sure that Bill Cosby doll being in the bed alongside Donald Trump is some kind of statement, that I'm probably being trolled on a super high level. I know that there's a hipper or cooler reaction to have than the one I'm currently having. But guess what? 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 spoke about her artist parents' controversial work, said she'd "happily watch Kim Kardashian West chip the paint off a window ledge for hours and be fascinated," and balked at having "to see the prone, unconscious, waxy bodies of famous women, twisted like they've been drugged and chucked aside at a rager? It gives me such a sickening sense of dis-ease."

She concluded with: 

"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. Y'all, I'm so sick of showing up to the party angry. But at least I brought cake."

Head to Lena Dunham's Facebook for her ful commentary on Kanye West's "Famous" video.

Previously Chris Brown (one of the celebrities portrayed in the video) joked about having his "plumber's butt" showing. Next, watch the latest episode of Fuse's The Kanye Effect: