Lena Dunham Quits Twitter After Death Threats
Lena Dunham announced that she had “deleted Twitter” during a red carpet interview with Ryan Seacrest at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, causing fans to panic.
Lena Dunham Deletes Twitter From Her Phone
Dunham, who was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for her work in HBO’s Girls, stopped by E!’s red carpet special to catch up with Seacrest and show off her date, Girls co-star Andrew Rannells. During the interview, Dunham announced that she wouldn’t be checking Twitter during the awards, saying, “I deleted Twitter because I’m trying to create a safer space for myself emotionally.”
Dunham continued, saying that she was distancing herself from Twitter because of all the negative comments sent to her, including death threats. “There’s a lot of people I love on Twitter, but unfortunately you can’t read those without regarding deranged neo-cons telling you you should be buried under a pile of rocks,” Dunham said.
Rannells agreed with Dunham, saying of Twitter, “It’s a door to a whole lot of craziness.”
I deleted Twitter from my phone and sometimes send a tweet to a friend I trust to post if I’m out and about and wanna share
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 12, 2015
We gotta create systems that make us feel safe. Sorry I confused you aka who cares