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Lena Dunham responds to Lisa Lampanelli controversy on Twitter

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One problem with all this “voice of a generation” talk? You may find yourself in controversies you weren’t even directly involved in. That’s what happened to Lena Dunham this week when comedian Lisa Lampanelli posted a photo on twitter of herself with Dunham, along with the caption, “Me with my n—a ‪@LenaDunham of ‪@HBOGirls — I love this beyotch!!” Naturally, this made a lot of people extremely uncomfortable.

Up until this point, Dunham – who again, was only in a photo with Lampanelli – was silent about the n-word controversy. But today, after some tweets from writer Shayla Pierce (who wrote about the incident), Dunham finally gave a statement – in 140 character increments, of course. (A rep for Dunham did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comments about the tweets.)

The entire social media exchange is below:

https://twitter.com/ShaylaDPierce/status/304995650435694593

https://twitter.com/ShaylaDPierce/status/304995733961076736

https://twitter.com/ShaylaDPierce/status/304995803729125376

https://twitter.com/ShaylaDPierce/status/304997052134334465

https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/305007828983230464

https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/305008011343179776

https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/305008791764746240

https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/305009044777738240

https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/305009791137378304

https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/305011737227321344

https://twitter.com/ShaylaDPierce/status/305012337809686529

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Lisa Lampanelli defends calling Lena Dunham the n-word: ‘It means friend’
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