Lena Dunham denies Donald Glover's accusation of 'using the N-word extremely liberally'

Lena Dunham denies Donald Glover's accusation of 'using the N-word extremely liberally'
Lena Dunham denies making racist comments when accused by co-star Donald Glover (Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Donald Glover, while presenting an award to the writer-producer Paul Simms during the Writers Guild Awards held on Sunday, March 5, joked that Lena Dunham used the 'N-word extremely liberally'. The accusation, albeit a joke, was denied by 'Happy Christmas’ star Lena Denham.


Glover, Dunham’s co-star in the comedy series ‘Girls’ made the shocking remark in the Award show where he said Dunham, who played the role of Hannah Horvath, girlfriend to his character Sandy, called him the n-word.


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Glover, 39, who was a popular character on the hit HBO show, reminisced about a sex scene and added, “Afterwards, I asked Lena, "Yo, what made you decide to work with Paul?" To which, Dunham’s reply was, "Honestly, this [n-word] lets me do whatever I want," according to Glover.


He further added, “I remember thinking two things: One, Lena is using the N-word extremely liberally.” Referring to his former ‘Community’ co-star Chevy Chase’s scandal due to racist comments, Glover added, “Who does she think she is, Chevy Chase? And two, that’s the kind of producer I want.”

Daily Mail reports in this context that a representative of Dunham has said, “Donald Glover told a joke referencing Lena Dunham for last night’s WGA Awards. It included, for effect, language Lena never used, nor would use. Full stop.”


Donald Glover and Chevy Chase

The ‘Community’ co-stars Donald Glover and Chevy Chase too had been in splits previously over using racial slurs. In 2018, Glover mentioned through a profile in New Yorker that Chase “often tried to disrupt his scenes and made racial cracks between takes”. To which, Chase replied “I am saddened to hear that Donald perceived me in that light,” reports NME.

Similar incidents

Using racial slurs and the 'N-words' happen to be a quite common occurrence. Many renowned celebrities at different points in time are accused of this sentimental activity.


Recently, the three-time Grammy-winning American comedian Chris Rock too became the talking point of the internet after his liberal use of the 'N-word' during his Netflix live show on Saturday, March 4. Rock, who is helmed to be one of the greatest comedians of America used the topic of racism abundantly. Talking about Meghan Markle, he said, “Black girl trying to get accepted by her white in-laws." Along with that, he also took a jibe at BLACK people and said, it’s hard but “it ain’t as hard as a White girl trying be accepted by her Black in-laws." Talking about Robert Kardashian, he also said that he “freed OJ Simpson, a black football playing murderer” who was known for killing “two white people”, Rock sarcastically said that “Kardashians are inclusive! And they love Black people more than Black people love Black."

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