Actress Lena Dunham is under fire for requesting that her casket be driven through a Pride parade after she dies.
The 36-year-old “Girls” creator ignited the controversy when she shared a tweet of the bizarre request Sunday afternoon.
“When I go, I want my casket to be driven through the NYC pride parade with a plaque that reads ‘she wasn’t for everyone, but she *was* for us’- who can arrange?” Dunham shared with her 5.2 million Twitter followers.
When I go, I want my casket to be driven through the NYC pride parade with a plaque that reads “she wasn’t for everyone, but she *was* for us”- who can arrange?
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 2, 2022
Social media users seemed confused about why the Hollywood star wanted to be honored this way.
“And what have u ever done for the LGBTQ? Sis you ain’t no gay icon,” one follower shot back.
Another agreed, writing, “Pride is for us, not gratifying the egos of straight people who see us as accessories.”
“It’s called gay pride not straight shame,” someone else shared.
Someone else replied: “Girl, no. we don’t claim you like that.”
“I have never before presumed to speak for every gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person but on this occasion I think I can safely say, we don’t want you,” another reply said.
Most responses were brutal toward Dunham’s original request, causing some followers to question if only haters followed the actress on Twitter.
“Counterpoint: we drive a photo of you through the jersey shore with a sign that says ‘we’re not sure who she is either,” one follower quipped.
And another follower accused the “Girls” star of being a shameless self-promoter and attention-seeker.
“She died as she lived: in a ploy for attention that was as puzzling as it was desperate,” another response said.
Dunham previously said she always felt a bond with the LGBTQ community despite not being same-sex attracted herself.
In April of 2014, Dunham specifically said she was “disappointed” that she is not gay and was thrilled when her sister Grace came out at 17.
“I have always felt a strong and emotional connection to members of the LGBTQ community,” she said during a speech at the Point Foundation awards in NYC, per E! Online. “It was actually a huge disappointment for me when I came of age and realized that I was sexually attracted to men.”
“So when my sister came out, I thought, “Thank God, now someone in this family can truly represent my beliefs and passions,’” she continued.
Dunham also professed to being “very jealous of any child who had two dads.”