Lena Dunham accuses Justin Bieber of promoting rape culture with ‘What Do You Mean?’ lyrics

Bieber's new single was produced by Skrillex

Girls creator Lena Dunham has tweeted criticism of a recent Justin Bieber lyric.

Bieber released new single ‘What Do You Mean?’ in August, with the actress and writer taking to Twitter on Monday (August 31) to express her disapproval over lyrics she seemed to suggest promoted rape culture.

Dunham tweeted, “Let’s do away with pop songs where a girl nods yes when she means no and vice versa, k?” The lyrics in question see Bieber sing, “What do you mean?/When you nod your head yes/But you wanna say no/What do you mean?”.

‘What Do You Mean?’ was produced by Skrillex and is the first to be released from Bieber’s forthcoming new studio album, his first record in three years.

The as-yet-untitled LP is expected on November 13 and will feature collaborations with Drake, Diplo, plus more work with Skrillex.

Justin Bieber performed at the MTV Video Music Awards over the weekend (August 30), where he appeared to break down in tears.

Watch the video for ‘What Do You Mean?’ below.