Lena Dunham has been called a lot of things since her critically acclaimed show Girls hit the airwaves last April, but we never expected the N-word to be one of them.
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli posted a photo of the pair at the Writer's Guild Awards and then did what she does best: use racial slurs for no reason and then watch her Twitter followers lose it as a result. "Me with my n---a @LenaDunham o @HBOGirls - I love this beyotch!" she tweeted.
In typical Lisa fashion, she refused to apologize for the firestorm and said there was a difference between the N-word ending in "a" and the N-word ending in "er." (Except for that, you know, she's white.) "Ask any person who knows the urban dictionary, it means 'friend,' she said to The Huffington Post. "And by the way, if I had put the word ending in 'er,' that would have been a very derogatory thing about Lena meaning she is less than me, and I view her as very above me."
It's hardly the first time Lisa has gotten in trouble for racial comments that were made outside of the stand-up stage; Last year, she called her fellow Celebrity Apprentice cast member Dayana Mendoza a "s**ck" during a radio interview. However, she claims the words have been a staple part of her act for over 20 years and she does not intend to stop using them.
"I have always used in my act every racial slur there is for Asians, blacks, gays, and Hispanics," she said. "To me, it's acceptable if the joke is funny and if it is said in the context of no hate. It's about taking the hate out of the word."