“Girls” star Lena Dunham said goodbye to Twitter with a topless photo just before the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Golden Globe Award winner Lena Dunham waved a sad farewell to her Twitter account just before getting dressed for the Golden Globe Awards this year. In commemoration of her social media exit, she posted a topless photo on Instagram showing her getting ready for her Golden Globes red carpet walk.
Dunham posted her nearly naked picture using @campsucks, the account of a friend. In it, she saucily poses with one hand cupping a breast and one hand on her hip, wearing nothing but a loose oatmeal-covered robe and a pair of grey sweats.
Sadly for ogglers, she covered the essentials with silicone nipple shields in preparation for walking the red carpet at the awards ceremony later that night.
Dunham’s departure from Twitter served a twofold purpose. For one, the Emmy nominated-writer was trying to avoid what she calls “deranged neocons” on social media who have been bullying her with death threats.
“I deleted Twitter because I’m trying to create a safer space for myself emotionally,” she told Ryan Seacrest, as published on DListed.
“People threaten my life and tell me what a cow I am, so I decided I was going to [cut that out]. So I check it occasionally, but it’s not the same co-dependence that Twitter and I once shared. There’s a lot of people I love on Twitter, but unfortunately you can’t read those without reading deranged neocons telling you you should be buried under a pile of rocks,” Dunham added.
The other reason for 28-year-old Dunham’s topless photo is to support #FreeTheNipple, an ongoing campaign against Instagram’s no-nudity policy that ironically enough, only seems to apply to its female users. Instagram deletes photos of topless women, but not images of topless men, a guideline comedienne Chelsea Handler keeps trying to circumvent.
Fortunately, Dunham’s topless photo still hasn’t been deleted as of this writing, giving the presumption that Instagram is opposed only to female nipple exposure.
Watch this video detailing Lena Dunham’s Twitter travails over cyberbullying:
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