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.
After deleting the tweet, Dunham quickly apologized for the gaffe.
Fellow comedian Mindy Kaling defended Dunham during the Twitter debacle.
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.