"I'm trying to create a safer space for myself emotionally," Dunham said

By Jeff Nelson
Updated January 11, 2015 07:10 PM
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Her HBO hit Girls is all about millennial life, but creator Lena Dunham says she’s cut back on a Generation Y staple – Twitter.

“I deleted Twitter because I’m trying to create a safer space for myself emotionally,” the actress (in Zac Posen, her one-time babysitter) told Ryan Seacrest on E!’s Golden Globes red carpet show Sunday. She called the popular social media outlet “the dark side of the Internet.”

While she still has her account (@lenadunham), the Not that Kind of Girl author, who is attending the awards show with pal and costar Andrew Rannells, said she limits her use.

“People threaten my life and tell me what a cow I am, so I check it occasionally, but it’s not the same co-dependence with Twitter I once shared.

“There’s a lot of people I love on Twitter, but unfortunately you can’t read those without reading deranged neocons telling you you should be buried under a pile of rocks.”

The actress also dished on her hit TV show’s fourth season (premiering Sunday night) – and how longtime boyfriend Jack Antonoff might be making a cameo.

Dunham remained mum when asked of her Bleachers rocker love’s involvement in the show but hinted he was involved with shaping Allison Williams’s character: “He did have a pivotal role in creating Marnie’s sound.”