Lena Dunham has criticized Kanye West’s music video for his latest song “Famous” that featured the naked images of famous celebrities in both the entertainment and political scenes.
The “Girls” creator took to Facebook to share her thoughts on West’s controversial “Famous” music video. Dunham stated that she “can’t watch” the said clip and even described it as “disturbing,” Rolling Stone reported. In a lengthy post, she stated that West’s new music video is "one of the more disturbing 'artistic' efforts in recent memory."
West’s new video features nude images of the rapper and his wife Kim Kardashian laying down on a huge bed with other celebrities such as Taylor Swift, presidential candidate Donald Trump, Chris Brown, Amber Rose and Rihanna. Former president George W. Bush was also included in the group, as well as Anna Wintour, Bill Cosby, Ray J and Caitlyn Jenner. However, speculations pointed to the nude images as synthetic versions of the real stars and politicians.
Dunham commented in her Facebook post that the rapper’s “Famous” video “feels informed and inspired by the aspects of our culture that make women feel unsafe even in their own beds, in their own bodies." She then made mention of Crosby’s sexual assault legal battles and Brock Turner’s rape case where he was given a light sentence.
The writer and actress also commented that she has nothing against the women celebrities depicted in West’s video. However, she stated that she feels worried over the message that the clip appears to be sending. “It makes me feel sad and unsafe and worried for the teenage girls who watch this and may not understand that grainy roving camera as the stuff of snuff films,” Dunham wrote.
Meanwhile, West shared in an interview with Vanity Fair that he and his team took extra care in choosing the shots included in his “Famous” music video. “We were very careful with shots that had [something] sexual to take them out,” the musician stated. He also clarified that the celebrities depicted in the video should not be taken as a form of his endorsement, support or being an “anti” of any of the said people. “It’s a comment on fame,” he explained.
West released his “Famous” video at the L.A. Forum on Friday, June 24.