The comedian, known for her HBO show “Girls,” was bludgeoned with criticism for posting a picture of her and her friend with a caption that read, “Me with my n*gga @LenaDunham of @HBOGirls – I love this beyotch!!”
At first, she didn’t acknowledge that she understood why people were so upset over the photo.
But when it was pointed out that her language was a bit controversial, she responded with a long essay.
“The N-word ending in ‘er’ is far different context from the word ending in ‘a.’ Ask any person who knows the urban dictionary, it means ‘friend,'” she said. “And by the way, if I had put the word ending in ‘er,’ that would have been a very derogatory thing about Lena meaning she is less than me, and I view her as very above me. ‘A’ on the end means ‘my friend.’…I’ve played every comedy club and every theatre across the country for the last 25 years and seen a lot of audience members from different ethnic persuasions,” she continued. “I have been using these words since I started in comedy and guess what, people? I won’t stop anytime soon, just because your ass is up on Twitter. I have always used in my act every racial slur there is for Asians, blacks, gays, and Hispanics. To me, it’s acceptable if the joke is funny and if it is said in a context of no hate. It’s about taking the hate out of the word.”
She believes she’s justified.
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