Lena Dunham Says It ‘Cracks Her Heart’ To See Rihanna And Chris Brown Back Together


One of the more interesting things about the Chris Brown and Rihanna saga is how few famous folks have commented on the incident. Celebrities are notoriously loudmouthed when it comes to incidents regarding other celebrities — seriously, just ask people like Donald Trump and Emma Roberts — so why are they typically so hush-hush about this? Well, it may have something to do with the inevitable onslaught of Breezy fans that flood the inbox of anybody significant who dare criticize the duo, but apparently not all celebrities are afraid: Lena Dunham actually went on air and noted her decided disdain for the idea of Rihanna and Chris Brown back together.

On the newest episode of Alec Baldwin‘s podcast “Here’s The Thing,” Dunham sits down to discuss the success of Girls, how she thought her life would turn out and her new dog. She also briefly talks about her disgust regarding Rihanna and Brown’s relationship, particularly how it has been projected lately via social media. As transcribed by the Huffington Post:

“[Being a role model] is amazing. It’s an amazing thing and it’s like, it’s a platform that you have to take seriously. Which is why sometimes it’s like I used to be really into Rihanna, that pop star, and then it’s like again, I don’t want to ever throw stones from my glass house, but I follow her on Instagram and I just think about how many little girls beyond what I could even comprehend are obsessed with Rihanna. Like you know, she left Barbados, she’s had this amazing career, she’s won a Grammy.

“She’s talented. And then she gets back together with Chris Brown and posts a million pictures of them smoking marijuana together on a bed. And it cracks my heart in half in a way that makes me feel like I’m 95 years old.”

While I understand she was discussing the idea of being a role model, she doesn’t really discuss Brown’s faults (though I suppose she does not necessarily need to). But regardless, I sympathize with her: it certainly makes me incredibly sad to see all those photos showing Rihanna and Chris Brown back together, or at least seemingly so, and I don’t think you have to be 95 to feel that way.

I’m semi-anticipating a bit of a backlash against Dunham for saying these words, but who knows? Maybe Team Breezy needs a break at this point from getting mad at people for getting mad at Chris Brown. In any case, I do appreciate Dunham’s openness regarding her opinion on the situation. If celebrities can comment on other celebrities’ dating lives, I think they can also comment on abuse and domestic violence.

[via HuffPo]

Photos: FayesVision, Daniel Tanner & Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com.

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    • JennyWren

      I think the only major problem I have with this is that Rihanna has been so vocal about not wanting to be seen as a role model- I mean, at this point in her career that might be unavoidable, but her music is clearly very adult so it I would tend to agree with her that susceptible ten-year olds shouldn’t be listening to it anyway.

      But her life choices IMO aren’t bad because she’s been positioned as a role model without really meaning to be one- they’re bad because they’re self-destructive. She’s an adult and can do what she wants, but it does suck to see someone get caught in this kind of bad-decision cycle.