October 1, 2015

Lena Dunham on Quitting Twitter: ‘It Wasn’t a Safe Space for Me’

Lena Dunham revealed during a podcast with Re/code Decode that she decided long ago to give up Twitter because of the hugely negative effects it was having on her life.

“I don’t look at Twitter anymore,” she said. “I tweet, but I do it through someone else… It truly wasn’t a safe space for me. I think even if you think you can separate yourself from the kind of verbal violence that’s being directed at you, that it creates some really kind of cancerous stuff inside you. Even if you think, ‘Oh I can read like 10 mentions that say I should be stoned to death,’ that’s verbal abuse.”

As for Instagram, however, Dunham says she still mans her own account as it’s generally a “more positive community.”

Image via Instagram/lenadunham

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