By Melissa Chan
March 21, 2016

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.”


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