NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. spoke out for the first time about a misunderstanding with Lena Dunham at the Met Gala. The “Girls” creator and star accused the athlete of ignoring her because he supposedly deemed her unattractive, Atlanta Black Star reported.
In a chat with Complex about his 13 x twenty clothing line, Beckham remained largely silent on the topic.
“I don’t have enough information to really speak on it,” he said. “We’ll see what happens from there. I never want any problems with anybody in this world.”
The star had a lot less to say than his fellow Met attendee, who told fellow actress Amy Schumer in her Letter Letter publication about the encounter.
“The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to f—k it?’ ” Dunham remarked. ‘Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone. ”
The 30-year-old later apologized for the story on Twitter and Instagram calling the New York Giants wide receiver “talented, stylish” and “super awesome.” She also admitted she projected her insecurities onto the star.
However, her interview partner Schumer found herself in some hot water recently when she shared a message about street harassment.
The comedian tweeted and quickly deleted a response to a user who zeroed in on her and Dunham blaming misogyny on minority men.
“Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, et. al refuse to see that misogyny among men of color, while hideously prevalent, is no more so than among white men,” Paulo L dos Santo
Schumer snapped back with a question asking about who is usually the culprit of catcalling.
“How would you know? Statistically, who is hollerin’ at you in the street more pa?”
The racial implications of Schumer’s statement should not come as a surprise. Her past standup material discussed her understanding of racism and jungle fever.
“People always think because I’m a white female I don’t deal with racism. And I don’t!” she remarked in “Women Who Kill,” a 2013 comedy special. “I saw that movie Jungle Fever and I get it. I love black and white movies!
She tweeted a similar remark in 2009.
just watched jungle fever for the first time. man i love black and white movies!
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 22, 2009