Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the best wide receivers in the National Football League.
He makes some truly amazing catches.
But Lena Dunham is the one now caught up in an unexpected feud with the New York Giants star as a result of comments she made to Amy Schumer.
Allow us to explain…
n the Lenny Letter interview with Schumer, Dunham wrote the following about the MET Fashion Gala in New York City this past spring:
“I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards.
“He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean – he just seemed confused.”
For the record, this is what Dunham wore to the event, which draws a crowd of A-Listers each here from Hollywood:
Continued the outspoken Girls creator:
“The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to f-ck it? Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone.’
“It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie.
“I was like, ‘This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.'”
It didn’t take long for Twitter users to respond to Dunham.
They thought it was offensive the way she described someone she really didn’t know, simply making assumptions about the athlete.
(Beckham Jr. was rumored to have briefly dated Khloe Kardashian a few months ago.)
“[email protected]_3 is talented, stylish, seems super awesome and wasn’t into chatting with me at a fancy party,” Dunham Tweeted of the star.
She added that her little tale to Schumer was all about self-deprecation.
It was about her, not about Beckham.
“My story about him was clearly (to me) about my own insecurities as an average-bodied woman at a table of supermodels & athletes.
“It’s not an assumption about who he is or an expectation of sexual attention. It’s my sense of humor, which has kept me alive for 30 years.”
Clearly perplexed and a bit annoyed over the criticism she received over this pretty funny story, Dunham then asked Schumer on Twitter:
“Glad the outrage machine roars on though, right @amyschumer?”
The wideout, who is entering his third season with the Giants, has yet to respond to Dunham on Twitter.
Dunham does often say some wacky stuff. (See the gallery above).
And she has had to apologize for certain comments, such as when she compared Internet backlash to domestic violence.
But this? This seemed pretty darn harmless.
She was joking that she’s too ugly for a young, attractive athlete to want to sleep with.
Yes, somewhere in there is the assumption that this young, attractive athlete glances around at nearly every woman near him as someone he may want to sleep with.
But you need to look REALLY hard to find a controversy here.