Lena Dunham responds to backlash over story about Odell Beckham Jr.

(NEW YORK) —  Lena Dunham is pushing back after many on social media are criticizing the “Girls” creator for comments she made about Odell Beckham Jr.

During a witty conversation with fellow comedienne Amy Schumer for her newsletter Lenny, Dunham recounted how she sat with the NFL player at the Met Gala back in May.

“I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards,” Dunham wrote. “He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.'”

“It wasn’t mean – he just seemed confused,” Dunham, 30, continued. “The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to f— it? Is it wearing a… yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone.’ It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie.”

“I was like, ‘This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes,'” the actress deadpanned.

While many Dunham fans understood her snarky sense of humor, others on social media condemned the self-described feminist for being reverse sexist and for making wild assumptions about the New York Giants wide receiver.

By Friday night, Dunham tried to clarify her comments.

“.@OBJ_3 is talented, stylish, seems super awesome and wasn’t into chatting with me at a fancy party,” she said, using Beckham’s handle. “My story about him was clearly (to me) about my own insecurities as an average-bodied woman at a table of supermodels & athletes.”

“It’s not an assumption about who he is or an expectation of sexual attention. It’s my sense of humor, which has kept me alive for 30 years,” she concluded.

.@OBJ_3 is talented, stylish, seems super awesome and wasn’t into chatting with me at a fancy party.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 2, 2016

My story about him was clearly (to me) about my own insecurities as an average-bodied woman at a table of supermodels & athletes.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 2, 2016

It’s not an assumption about who he is or an expectation of sexual attention. It’s my sense of humor, which has kept me alive for 30 years.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 2, 2016

So far, Beckham, 23, has yet to reply to Dunham on Twitter.

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