Lena Dunham has apologized for tweeting a joke about molestation following her "Saturday Night Live" debut.
The actress hosted "SNL" this weekend and poked fun at the nudity on "Girls" by getting naked in a sketch about Adam and Eve. When Twitter users criticized her going nude, Dunham decided to respond to one with a crude joke. Although the HBO star deleted the tweet, BuzzFeed editor Rachel Zarrell retweeted the post before it disappeared.
— Rachel Zarrell (@rachelzarrell) March 10, 2014
After deleting the tweet, Dunham quickly apologized for the gaffe.
I just made and deleted a not so great molestation joke. Sorry guys. I am really sleepy.
SNL has a way bigger audience than our usual cozy girls audience, so I was seeing a rash of very different kinds of twitter rage.
But I should know better, and do. Even naked girls get embarrassed. Sleep well and thanks for an amazing weekend.
Fellow comedian Mindy Kaling defended Dunham during the Twitter debacle.
@lenadunham you're perfect, fuck 'em
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 10, 2014
Saturday, March 8, was Dunham's hosting debut on "SNL," and she said the experience was "joyful." Despite some solid reviews, Deadline.com reported ratings for the episode were down 11 percent in households compared to last week's episode with Jim Parsons from "The Big Bang Theory." This marks one of the lowest of the season.