Lena Dunham addresses her haters: "I try to react with class and a little sass"

Dunham spoke with Jon Stewart about therapy, Internet hate, and Gilbert Gottfried

Published October 2, 2014 1:20PM (EDT)

   (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

On Wednesday's edition of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart invited Lena Dunham to be his guest to discuss her new book Not That Kind of Girl and her life in the spotlight.

The best moment, by far, was when Dunham addressed the massive amount of bullying she gets on the Internet.

"It can definitely be challenging," she said. "It's not something that when you're writing in your room and dreaming of this career that you necessarily think about-- like I'm going to have a TV show, and I'm going to write a book, and everyone's going to hate me on the Internet! But at the same time it's a double-edge sword of like, you have this gift of people paying serious attention to your work and I feel so lucky about that. And it's given me a sense of community in my life that I never imagined I'd have, so if I have to take the bad with the good, my motto would be that I try to react with class and a little sass."


By Joanna Rothkopf

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