Lena Dunham is the latest celebrity to talk about Kanye West’s new music video for “Famous.”
The “Girls” actress took to Facebook earlier this week to share her dismay with West’s latest artistic expression.
West’s video features nude wax figures of several celebrities and public figures including, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Bill Cosby and Amber Rose among others. It directly mimics a 2012 realistic mural created by artist, Vincent Desiderio, titled “Sleep.”
“Like many pop culture addicted Americans, I wait with bated breath for what Kanye West will do next. Aside from his Twitter mayhem, he has created some really “next level shit” as the kids would say. I could also happily watch Kim Kardashian West chip the paint off a window ledge for hours and be fascinated,” she started the lengthy post.
Dunham wrote of the recent news of Standford student, Brock Turner receiving a minimum sentence for raping an unconscious woman and recent allegations about actor Bill Cosby. She also mentioned the number of girls who have committed suicide after being exposed on social media.
She went on to discuss her childhood growing up with sexuality in art all around her. She claimed she wasn’t phased by nudity and sexuality, but something in West’s music video was over the top in her opinion.
“I’m sure that Bill Cosby doll being in the bed alongside Donald Trump is some kind of statement, that I’m probably being trolled on a super high level. I know that there’s a hipper or cooler reaction to have than the one I’m currently having,” Dunham wrote. “But guess what? I don’t have a hip cool reaction, because seeing a woman I love like Taylor Swift (fuck that one hurt to look at, I couldn’t look), a woman I admire like Rihanna or Anna, reduced to a pair of waxy breasts made by some special effects guy in the Valley, it makes me feel sad and unsafe and worried for the teenage girls who watch this and may not understand that grainy roving camera as the stuff of snuff films.”
She wrapped up the post indicating that while she believes in West’s right to express himself, this video just didn’t sit well with her.
“Here’s the thing, Kanye: you’re cool. Make a statement on fame and privacy and the Illuminati or whatever is on your mind! But I can’t watch it, don’t want to watch it, if it feels informed and inspired by the aspects of our culture that make women feel unsafe even in their own beds, in their own bodies.”
(h/t Huffington Post)