Lena Dunham, the star of the HBO series Girls, has apologized for comparing rape allegations against comedian Bill Cosby to the Holocaust. It is believed that about 11 million people died during this time.
Lena Dunham apologizes for comparing Bill Cosby to the Holocaust http://t.co/u89giVFuPi
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) January 17, 2015
According to Vulture, 24 women have publicly accused Cosby of assaulting them.
Dunham made the initial comments to Time Out New York in an interview published Friday, where the television star appeared on the issue’s latest cover.
— OH NO THEY DIDN’T (@ohnotheydidnt) January 19, 2015
She was responding to a question about director Judd Apatow’s public criticism of Cosby, suggesting the outcry against the allegations are just as important as being “obsessed” with the death of 11 million lives.
“It’s sort of like saying someone’s obsessed with the Holocaust. It’s not ‘I’m so angry about Hulk Hogan’s sex tape,’” Dunham said.
This is a huge issue, and it speaks to the way that we abuse power and the way that celebrity allows for injustice. Everyone else has gone, ‘Let’s hope it’s not true.’ Chris Rock, who’s an incredible guy and who has a strong sense of social justice, has basically said, ‘We’ll see.’
Now Dunham is attempting to clarify her statement, taking to Instagram over the weekend to do so. “…I’m already aware comparing Bill Cosby to the Holocaust wasn’t my best analogy. With Love from your special rape hating Jew friend LENA.”
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h/t: The Daily Caller