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Odell Beckham Jr. Responds to Lena Dunham Shade

Last Friday, a Q&A with Lena Dunham, creator of HBO’s Girls, and comedian/actress, Amy Schumer, for Dunham’s site, Lenny Letter, went viral after Dunham made some eyebrow-raising controversial comments regarding her non-interaction with New York Giants wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. at the Met Gala in May.

As many people may know, the Met Gala celebrates fashion and celebrity. Dunham and Schumer are often applauded for not fitting the ideal body type of women in Hollywood which is something they use as part of their image. Dunham arrived to the event with J. Crew creative director, Jenna Lyons, and they were all wearing tuxedos.

According to the Q&A, Dunham and Schumer were seated at the same table across from each other with Dunham sitting next to Beckham Jr.

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Dunham described her experience, saying, “I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to fuck it? Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone.’ It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie. I was like, ‘This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.’”

Yeah, we were all confused too, hence the backlash Dunham received causing her to apologize to Beckham Jr. on social media.

On Tuesday night, Complex caught up with the football player during a private party at GQ‘s penthouse celebrating his exclusive Bloomingdale’s capsule collection, 13 x twenty, designed with David Helwani.

When asked about the hot-button pop culture topic, Beckham Jr. didn’t let anything affect him saying, “I don’t have enough information to really speak on it. We’ll see what happens from there. I never want any problems with anybody in this world.”

We can agree with that. It’s highly plausible that during the Met Gala, Beckham Jr. didn’t know who Dunham was, which is probably why they didn’t interact.



Photo Credit: Bloomingdale’s

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.