Amy Schumer’s got Lena Dunham’s back. After the Girls creator was criticized for comments she made during a joint interview with Schumer about New York Giants player Odell Beckham Jr., the “Trainwreck” star has been mostly quiet about the controversy.
But on Monday night, Schumer appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” where host Andy Cohen grilled her about the incident during the show’s “Plead the Fifth” segment. After the Comedy Central star refused to talk about whether “Inside Amy Schumer” will return for another season, she was forced to answer Cohen’s question about Dunham’s recent faux pas.
“I think people definitely target Lena,” she said, defending the HBO standout. “I think everybody has room to learn more about other cultures and racism, what’s offensive and what’s not. I spoke up a little bit just ‘cause I want to get my girl’s back. I love Lena. I know she has the best intentions. I think we all have room to learn.”
Dunham publicly apologized to Beckham Jr. after she commented on how he wasn’t interested in having sex with her at the 2016 Met Gala. The “Girls” creator was accused to furthering black stereotypes and actress Gabrielle Union recently revealed that she spoke with Dunham about the incident.
Union also noted that she’d like to discuss the topic of racial inequality with Schumer, who was previously under fire for tweeting about men of colour cat calling her on the street.
Though the stand-up comic didn’t directly address Union’s recent comments, she did say, “I can’t think of anybody I’m racist against. You know what I mean? When I get accused of that, I’m just like, ‘You got the wrong Jew. You got the wrong Jew. You’re barking up the wrong Jew!”
For more on Union’s comments, watch the video below!
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