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07/17/2013 04:25 am ET Updated Jul 17, 2013

Patrick Wilson Calls The Reaction To His 'Girls' Guest Spot 'Awful' (VIDEO)

During his visit to "Chelsea Lately," Patrick Wilson addressed his oddly controversial guest appearance on "Girls" this past season. He was only in one episode, but viewers went crazy on social media, shocked that Wilson and "Girls" star Lena Dunham had so much sex in it.

“It was awful," Wilson said of the reaction. "It was very strange, because, it’s one thing for someone to sort of talk about, ‘I would never believe a character like yours would do that.’ But all of a sudden people were tweeting, ‘Patrick Wilson would never have sex with this kind of woman!’ I mean, it was brutal.”

Wilson's own wife jumped on Twitter to defend her husband, writing, "his wife is a size 10, muffin top & all, & he does her just fine,” toward some critical fans.

Dunham also took issue with the negative reaction in an interview with the LA Times. She said, "People questioning the idea that a woman could sleep with a man who defied her lot in the looks bracket hews so closely to these really outdated ideas about what makes a woman worth spending time with. Really? Can you not imagine a world in which a girl who's sexually down for anything and oddly gregarious pulls a guy out of his shell for two days?”

Catch new episodes of "Chelsea Lately" every weeknight at 11 p.m. ET on E!

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