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The photos show the actress leaning in to kiss Pitt, but instead of kissing him on the lips it appears she ended up kissing him on the side of his mouth. Dunham’s actions have since sparked a discussion on double standards, with many online labelling what she did as sexual assault, and referencing the #MeToo movement.
“women like lena dunham are 100% creeps and need to be condemned,” video essayist Sarah Z said, before adding: “but i’m kinda over posts that word it like “if she were a man, she’d be crucified by now!” when on multiple demonstrable instances, powerful men exhibit similar or worse behaviour & are still famous and widely liked.”
women like lena dunham are 100% creeps and need to be condemned, but i'm kinda over posts that word it like "if she were a man, she'd be crucified by now!" when on multiple demonstrable instances, powerful men exhibit similar or worse behaviour & are still famous and widely liked
— Sarah Z (@marysuewriter) August 2, 2019
One Twitter user wrote: “Can we discuss how awful #lenadunham is as a person? She literally tried to open mouth kiss someone who clearly wasn’t having any of it. She needs to learn how to stay the fuck out of people’s spaces lmao like I am so grossed out by this sorry.”
Another said: “Ok so @/lenadunham is done for, right? Trying to kiss someone w/o consent is definitely attempted sexual assault + she did it to Brad fucking Pitt So imma need every Shannon, Sharon and Samantha to lose their white lady shit over it please, we need this predator out of hollywood”
Ok so @/lenadunham is done for, right? Trying to kiss someone w/o consent is definitely attempted sexual assault + she did it to Brad fucking Pitt
So imma need every Shannon, Sharon and Samantha to lose their white lady shit over it please, we need this predator out of hollywood
— The Mandalorian is just Space Geralt (@The_GothDaddy) August 1, 2019
One user wrote that they were “really sick of the ‘if a man did what Lena Dunham did then…’ narrative because white men are almost never held accountable for sexual assault allegations,” before adding: “Let’s talk about why white women aren’t being held accountable either.”
“the Lena dunham picture is literally just an awkward moment where 2 people miss each other u people calling it sexual assault need to calm down,” said someone else.
Really sick of the ‘if a man did what Lena Dunham did then…’ narrative because white men are almost never held accountable for sexual assault allegations – let’s talk about why white women aren’t being held accountable either
— nervous system (@rat_link3) August 2, 2019
the Lena dunham picture is literally just an awkward moment where 2 people miss each other u people calling it sexual assault need to calm down
— PARSLEY BOY KNK (@AnnieKNK) August 2, 2019
Take a look at more tweets from the discussion below:
Why are people applauding Lena Dunham for her ‘courage’ for sexually assaulting Brad Pitt IN PUBLIC. People love to talk about equal rights but never being held to equal standards, if I man had did this the media and the court of public opinion would be livid. #DoubleStandards pic.twitter.com/De4Jt53Vjw
— Raddwimps (@KawaiiSenpaiiH) August 1, 2019
If Brad Pitt did to Margot Robbie what Lena Dunham did to him on the red carpet, Dunham would write a 3,000-word essay about consent
— Michelle Bruton (@MichelleBruton) August 1, 2019
Lena Dunham was trying kiss Brad Pitt on the mouth here, even though he wasn't into it. I wonder how the media would have covered this had the genders been reversed. pic.twitter.com/4HMnX2x57a
— Price of Reason (@priceoreason) August 1, 2019
lena dunham wrote about molesting her sister in detail in her book, made a huge mess bc OBJ rejected her advances, tried to kiss brad pitt w/o consent and y’all still call this woman a feminist and an icon? LMFAOOOO
— IS♥BEL (@isabelfulla) August 2, 2019
— Weirdfellas (@Weirdfellas2) August 2, 2019
lena dunham sucks ass and is a fucking creep for many reasons but the brad pitt thing doesn't really seem like one of them?? people are only posting the first picture but if you look at them all you see they were both giving one another a kiss on the cheek in greeting pic.twitter.com/bNlNYe8esE
— turduckens are the manifestation of a vore fetish (@irljeangrey) August 2, 2019
Lena Dunham wasn’t trying to kiss Brad Pitt she was trying to eat his soul
— Maddie Whittle (@maddiewhittle) August 2, 2019
**Lena Dunham sexually assaults Brad Pitt on the red carpet https://t.co/T3TToa58Xe
— Zoe (@Zoeandran) August 1, 2019
If this is accurate- and Lena Dunham attempted to kiss Brad Pitt on the lips without consent, call it what it is: sexual assault/harassment.
Not ‘surprise.’ Not amusing. Not ok. https://t.co/PH3RHDNbkb
— Femme (@FemCondition) July 31, 2019
Give it a few years and I guarantee we'll hear a plethora of #MeToo stories about Lena Dunham, from both men and women.
— Joe R. 🌐 (@JoeR42) August 1, 2019
Two things I find most foul are the headlines basically giving #lenadunham a pass & Women in the media not calling that out! If Brad did this to a Woman, his ass would have been blasted. Ladies please, you gotta speak up! We can not have a double standard here #equality https://t.co/xJCGCTCahd
— CHRIS GREENE (@ItsChrisGreene) August 3, 2019
Lena Dunham is the wooooooorst she has no boundaries and sexually abused her little sister, of course she sexually assaulted Brad Pitt.
Literally none of us want her, we're all just waiting for her to go full redpill so people will stop acting like she's some liberal darling. https://t.co/uAJCX2V7dP
— ᴘᴏɪꜱᴏɴ ɢʏᴍ ʟᴇᴀᴅᴇʀ ᴋʀɪꜱꜱʏ (@kriosphone) August 2, 2019
Speaking about his new movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which depicts the Manson family, who in real life murdered five people, including the pregnant actress Sharon Tate, Pitt discussed the murders and compared them to the actions of the movie producer.