Lena Dunham Stops Using Twitter Because of Bullying

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Lena Dunham is over the Twitter trolls.

The Girls creator revealed she has stayed away from the social networking site because of the bullies on it, adding that although her account is still up, a friend is doing the posting for her.

"I don't look at Twitter anymore," Lena said on Re/code Radio this week, according to Entertainment Weekly. "I have a really great person [who tweets]. I tweet, but I do it through someone else. I don't even know my Twitter password. Which may make me seem like I'm no longer a community user, and that would be true."

She also no longer responds to fans on Twitter, but made sure to say she appreciates those who follow her. "I didn't want to cut off my relationship to it completely, but it really truly wasn't a safe space for me," she continued. "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,' and kind of laugh and move on," she added. "That's verbal abuse. Those aren't words you'd accept in an interpersonal relationship. And those aren't words that should be directed to you, ever. For me, personally, it was safer to stop."

Following that convo, a couple of tweets popped up on Lena's account to clarify her comments. Whether she's actually on Twitter or sending someone else her posts, we still love following Lena on Twitter. But, it's not cool that trolls were so cruel that had to sign off of it.

Hopefully, at some point, Twitter and other social media sites will find a way to crack down on all of the online harassment.


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