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Lena Dunham: Don’t ‘blame me’ for Clinton’s loss

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Lena Dunham isn’t interested in taking blame for Hillary Clinton’s election loss.

The creator and star of HBO’s “Girls,” which this week began its final season, was one of the former Democratic nominee’s most prominent Hollywood supporters, but she tells Rolling Stone the causes of Clinton’s defeat lie elsewhere.

“It’s amazing. I’m like, ‘Why don’t we check in with Russia, you guys?’ I think it tends to come more from the right wing, although I’m not sure,” Dunham replied when asked about critics pointing the finger at her for Clinton losing the White House.

“Do people want me to go, ‘I don’t think I’m really good for this. I’m gonna bow out?’ I wouldn’t see any use for celebrity if I wasn’t fighting rabidly for what I thought was right,” she adds in the interview published Wednesday.

{mosads}Dunham says it hurts to have people pin the blame on her for President Trump’s stunning win in November. “I backed Hillary Clinton when a lot of people in my age group were on the [Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)] train, so I was getting shit from the right for being a ‘libtard’ — and getting shit from young people for supporting what they saw as a corporate candidate. It was painful when people were like, ‘Hillary lost because Lena Dunham is such a bad example of liberalism.’”

“But everyone’s scared and upset, and they need someone to blame,” the 30-year-old performer told the magazine. “It’s easier to blame me than it is to, like, blame George Clooney for not giving enough speeches or whatever. You could go around pointing fingers in every f—–g direction in Hollywood if you wanted to.”

Dunham — who stumped for Clinton in North Carolina last year and spoke at the Democratic National Convention last July — added, “If I’m gonna be the punching bag for that, I know where my heart is and I know why I felt like I needed to campaign for her. I know what those experiences on the road meant to me with other women, the connections that I made — and I just have to hold on to that.”

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