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Lena Dunham Goes Hardcore Cultural Appropriation In Pro-Hillary Clinton Rap Video

Thank Citizens United for making corporate-funded political ads like this legal!

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At least she's not eating sushi.
Screenshot/Funny or Die

Lena Dunham, star and creator of the low-rated but relentlessly mused about HBO show Girls, has never been one to shy away from political activism or participating in electioneering for mainstream Democratic Party candidates.

In 2012, she released a viral video where she compared voting for Barack Obama to losing her virginity, and in 2014, she and rapper Lil' Jon co-headlined a Rock the Vote video that was most memorable for proving that talented people with a huge budget can still produce highly disposable content.

And though Dunham has publicly supported the students at her alma matter Oberlin College who feel that sushi served in the school cafeteria is an unacceptable form of "cultural appropriation," that didn't stop her from adopting the idioms of hip-hop culture for a glossy Funny or Die video to support "America's baddest grandmother…Hillary Rodham Clinton."

Near the end of the video, Dunham deploys her trademark move of pulling her pants off, which leads to radio personality Charlamgne Tha God gently tweaking her for both the appropriation of rap culture and her well-worn semi-nudity schtick, which at least displays some self-awareness and interjects some "comedy" into this otherwise overt campaign ad.

To be sure, there's nothing inherently wrong with cultural appropriation, that's how culture evolves, but it's annoyingly predictable for Dunham to give herself a pass considering her strict adherence to the rules of identity politics that inform much of her political activism.

On that point, earlier this week Dunham tweeted a bizarre and inane animated video where her father, artist Carroll Dunham, talks about the extinction of straight white men (is that happening?) as a good thing because they have been "screwing things up for long enough" and that it's time to "let some other people do it." I'm not here to defend the honor of straight white men, but…huh?

Below you can experience the hilarity and edginess of a corporate-funded third party ad in support of a presidential candidate, which is thankfully still legal as a result of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling (which Clinton has relentlessly supported overturning because the original case was about a corporate-funded film that opposed her presidential candidacy):

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    1. [a subatomic germ of fucks-to-give begins to form about this news….nah, better things to do with available finite time]

  1. Nice try Fisher, I’m not clicking on that.

  2. Lena Dunham’s image is triggering to me. I need a safe space.

    1. Here’s some eye bleach

      http://eyebleach.com

      1. Somehow, things got really turned around here. That site really needs to be named happyendingforyoureyes.com or something.

        At least, if I had to pick on that I thought would cause blindness after ~15 min. of exposure and one that took repeated exposures throughout puberty to cause blindness…

        1. Pick on*e video*, that is.

    2. Meanwhile, Crusty is pleasuring himself.

  3. She has good intentions so it’s OK. Now if anyone other than a liberal did this then it would be with ill intent, and deserving of outrage.

  4. re: alt-text gave me a mental image I did NOT need

    /vom

  5. I am not in a position to judge this video, as I cannot bring myself to watch it.

  6. She’s entering the Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn level of Hollywood political idiocy.

    I wonder if she even comprehends the irony of Citizens United protecting her right to do this.

    1. At least they’re moderately good at their jobs, Lena Dunham is a D-class star coasting off her parents’ influence.

  7. Below you can experience the hilarity and edginess of a corporate-funded third party ad in support of a presidential candidate, which is thankfully still legal as a result of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling (which Clinton has relentlessly supported overturning because the original case was about a corporate-funded film that opposed her presidential candidacy):

    Now you’re making me reconsider my support of Citizen’s United.

    1. ^this^ in spades

  8. That’s enough, Lena.

    That’s enough.

    1. That’ll do, Lena. That’ll do.

      1. +1 unprejudiced heart

    2. “That’ll do, Lena. That’ll do.”

      That’ll do pig, that’ll do.
      – Farmer guy in Babe

      1. I thought it was from Charlotte’s Web.

  9. Yeah… I’m with them. Thanks, but no thanks.

  10. Did her rap video offer up an explanation for her falsely accusing a man of rape, thus ruining his life? Or an apology for sexually assaulting her sister when they were younger?

    Because until she addresses those things she shouldn’t even be reported on.

    1. I thought she made up her rapist entirely, and therefore no one was falsely accused.

      I’ll have to look up that story now. Or not. Whatever.

      1. She made up the rape, but her description of her fantasy man was close enough to a real person that the guy was hassled over this.

    1. Totes

  11. she compared voting for Barack Obama to losing her virginity

    And she can’t even do that right, Putin’s ‘voting for me is like losing your virginity’ ad was far superior.

    straight white men (is that happening?) as a good thing because they have been “screwing things up for long enough” and that it’s time to “let some other people do it.” I’m not here to defend the honor of straight white men, but…huh?

    You expect irrational hatred based on personal insecurities to be rational. The Dunhams are, of course, too stupid to note that the computer they made their video on, the internet they posted to, even the animation techniques involved are largely a product of the labours of straight white men.

    1. No i read on derpbook yesterday that we don’t need whites, asians, latinos, natives or arabs only black people made america.

      1. Its funny too. How do these idiots think that black slaves were collected from Africa? Do they think that Europeans went to war on West Africa? No, the Europeans in general BOUGHT their slaves from other Africans because it was a hell of a lot cheaper to do business with the chiefs of the winning tribes, than it would have been to try to send shiploads of European soldiers into the jungles to collect black slaves. Or, were the Africans as stupid as the humans were in the Planet of the Apes? Of course, the Apes didn’t even have to cross an ocean to get there, or deliver them.

  12. She should have stuck with her white people rap

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/606103

  13. Lena Dunham the child molester?

  14. The voice of Robbie Soave’s generation.

    1. Ouch.

      1. I don’t have the heart to tell you what he thinks about Taytay.

      2. SIV only listens to front porch jug bands, but not if there’s a dude playing Jew’s harp because that’s just “too ethnic.”

  15. “Cultural appropriation”? AYFKM? She self-identifies as an oppressed minority! How the hell can this be cultural appropriation? Oppressed minorities, by definition, cannot be guilty of such sorts of microaggresion. In fact, that’s how you can tell whether or not you’re oppresssed or priviliged, by whether or not you can get away with blatant racism and sexism and homophobia and whatever the hell else the left declares verboten. If you can’t get away with a damn thing without being punished, you’re privileged. If you can get away with whatever the hell you please, you’re oppressed.

    1. Nothing says ‘oppressed’ like frumpy Jewish girl from wealthy, connected family given her own TV show despite lack of both talent and looks.

    2. Jerry you nailed it….it’s not cultural appropriation when you’re the same culture. Progressives are the same culture as any allegedly oppressed people….black, gay, Native American, whatever. The culture is “alleged oppressed and their sympathizers.” Anyone who self-identifies as within this culture can’t appropriate from within — there is no punching down. And it’s ok for any who self-identifies as within this culture to appropriate from without. “Punching up” trumps “cultural appropriation.”

      When you get yourself into a progressive mindset, it’s always tremendously easy to spot the “heads I win, tails you lose” nature of their approach to any set of facts.

  16. That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.

    1. Supporting a horrible presidential candidate is woke af.

    1. Democrat wars are good wars /duh

  17. Not intelligent, not attractive, not funny, and she’s a star. Wonderful.

    1. Makes the Kardashians’ fame seem justified by comparison.

  18. “Near the end of the video, Dunham deploys her trademark move of pulling her pants off…”

    Brings a new meaning to the term spoiler alert. Sort of a “will spoil your lunch by making you nauseous” warning.

    1. Yeah, verging on needing an NPR-style, “We’re about to talk about some graphic stuff.” meta-spoiler alert.

  19. they have been “screwing things up for long enough” and that it’s time to “let some other people do it.”

    It worked for Coleman Young.

    (Coleman Young, for you younguns, was the first black mayor of Detroit, literally – and I mean lit. ur. al. ee – elected on a campaign of “Corrupt white people been screwing the taxpayers of Detroit for years, it’s time for corrupt black people to get a turn screwing the taxpayers of Detroit.”)

  20. On that point, earlier this week Dunham tweeted a bizarre and inane animated video where her father, artist Carroll Dunham, talks about the extinction of straight white men (is that happening?) as a good thing because they have been “screwing things up for long enough” and that it’s time to “let some other people do it.

    Except for electricity, modern medicine, hygiene, the automobile, rule of law, the internal combustion engine, the entire concept of individual rights, the internet, roads, the university, science, refrigeration, and a standard of living beyond bare subsistence, what exactly have white, heterosexual men contributed to the world?

    1. The aqueduct ?

      1. Oh. Yeah, yeah. They did give us that. Uh, that’s true. Yeah.

        1. What about porn? Who invented that? ’cause that’s all I really need.

    2. I think the more interesting thing is that we have see a liberal openly using the same rhetoric of the alt-right. That is that there is some white genocide going on. The only difference is that he speaks of it positively.

    3. Straight white men also built the first and best societies on Earth that offered virtually limitless opportunity to every conceivable racial, religious, sexual identity and mentally ill group. But yeah they’re totally terrible.

      1. Everyone hates a winner!

        I love the fact that the Spanish were particularly terrible to all the fashionable interest groups during their time as a superpower but they bred juuuust enough with the natives and their colonies had the decency to stay dirt poor so they get a pass.

        1. Pretty much. The ancestors of the Central and South Americans were the second worst slavers of the post-Enlightenment era (after the Arabs of course) and yet it’s the non-Hispanic whites that take all the notoriety.

        2. It was the whole “stay dirt poor” thing that makes them a-okay in the social justice cadre account of things. For these guys failure equals virtue.

          1. I think leftists actually identify hispanics as like native Americans rather than Spanish, and plenty of Latinos think of whites as foreign invaders in their homeland.

            Which of course is absurd. Your average Mexican is probably 2/3 or more oppressive Spaniard and less than 1/3, well, equally oppressive Aztec likely.

            In any case that makes it at least 2/3 as idiotic as me, a kraut, trying to identify with the Iroquois.

      2. Straight white men also built the first and best societies on Earth that offered virtually limitless opportunity to every conceivable racial, religious, sexual identity and mentally ill group. But yeah they’re totally terrible.

        Yeah, that was pretty much what I was going for with individual rights, rule of law and a standard of living beyond bare subsistence.

        1. I know. But it can’t be stated plainly enough: straight white men are the best friends that any racial, religious, disabled or cultural group has ever had, bar none, without exception, full stop.

  21. no.

    this isn’t something that anyone sober should have to deal with.

  22. It’s only wrong if conservatives and libertarians do it.

  23. Missed an “a” in “Charlamagne Tha God”.

    1. I think the Bedford Manual/Oxford Handbook say specifically that “Spelling doesn’t matter with hiphop; in fact, trying to misspell the names will more likely end up correct”

      1. I’ll be the first to admit, that the dropped vowel did look perfectly fine to me. I had to double check to see if that “a” was meant to be there. I wouldn’t look twice at “Chrlmgne Th Gd”.

        Though, that also might just be the Hebrew spelling of it.

  24. Lena Dunham might have the most punchable face in the world. Just right amount of soft doughy goo lurking under the skin to prevent injury to one’s hand.

  25. Gawd I can’t stand that woman.

  26. I don’t know about Hillary’s vote, but I bet she did good for “Sweet Meteor Of Death”.

  27. “to support “America’s baddest grandmother…Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
    Ironically that is literally true.

  28. “Lena Dunham Goes Hardcore Cultural”
    Trigger Warnings! Where the fuck where the trigger warnings?

  29. Sorry Lena but I won’t hold my nose and waste my vote on the racist warmonger and sworn enemy of individual liberty, Hillary Clinton.

  30. This video is not informative for me. Hillary Clinton is a Women’s Rights Activist.
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