Lena Dunham has spoken out about Kanye West’s new music video for his song Famous, describing it as “one of the more disturbing ‘artistic’ efforts in recent memory”. - From Telegraph.co.uk
Lena Dunham has spoken out about Kanye West’s new music video for his song Famous, describing it as “one of the more disturbing ‘artistic’ efforts in recent memory”.
The video depicts the naked, unconscious bodies of various public figures, including Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, George Bush, Rihanna, Caitlyn Jenner and the actor Bill Cosby, who has been charged with sexual assault.
Dunham, creator of the hit US TV series Girls, wrote in a Facebook post: “Let's break it down: at the same time Brock Turner is getting off with a light tap for raping an unconscious woman and photographing her breasts for a group chat...” “As assaults are Periscoped across the web and girls commit suicide after being exposed in ways they never imagined...While Bill Cosby's crimes are still being uncovered and understood as traumas for the women he assaulted but also massive bruises to our national consciousness...Now I have to see the prone, unconscious, waxy bodies of famous women, twisted like they've been drugged and chucked aside at a rager?
It gives me such a sickening sense of dis-ease.” Swift herself has allegedly criticised the video, according to an unconfirmed source close to the singer, and is planning some form of retaliation.
She’s strategising with her team as to what her next move should be.