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Lena Dunham Gets ‘More Hostility’ From Democrats For Supporting Hillary Clinton

Lena Dunham speaks at the American Magazine Media Conference on Feb. 2, 2016 in New York City.
Larry Busacca—Getty Images for Time Inc Lena Dunham speaks at the American Magazine Media Conference on Feb. 2, 2016 in New York City.

“I have received more hostility for voting for a qualified female candidate than I have ever received anywhere from the American right wing"

Lena Dunham on Sunday said she has received “more hostility” from Democrats for supporting Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders than she has from Republicans.

The Girls creator spoke at a Hollywood campaign event for the former Secretary of State, which also featured the candidate’s daughter Chelsea Clinton and actress America Ferrera. “I have received more hostility for voting for a qualified female candidate than I have ever received anywhere from the American right wing,” Dunham said, according to Variety. “The fact that other members of the Democratic Party have spoken to me like I was an ill-informed child for voting for someone who represents everything I think this country should be is outrageous.”

Dunham, who was released from the hospital last week after surgery for a ruptured ovarian cyst, said she reached a “tipping point” when one Instagram user wrote to her that “Bernie Sanders has done more for feminism than Hillary Clinton has.”

[Variety]

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