The Girls star addressed her analogy on Instagram

By Emily Strohm
January 19, 2015 02:35 PM
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Lena Dunham isn’t afraid to speak her mind, but the Girls star admits she may have taken things a bit too far.

During an interview for TimeOut New York posted Friday, Dunham responded to criticism of pal Judd Apatow‘s outspoken distaste for Bill Cosby following the rape allegations against him.

“It’s sort of like saying someone’s obsessed with the Holocaust. It’s not ‘I’m so angry about Hulk Hogan’s sex tape,’ ” she said.

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“This is a huge issue, and it speaks to the way that we abuse power and the way that celebrity allows for injustice,” she continued. “Everyone else has gone, ‘Let’s hope it’s not true.’ Chris Rock, who’s an incredible guy and who has a strong sense of social justice, has basically said, ‘We’ll see.’ ”

The actress later apologized for her comments on Instagram.

“I’m already aware comparing Bill Cosby to the Holocaust wasn’t my best analogy,” she captioned her photo. “With Love from your special rape-hating Jew friend LENA”

While Dunham recently said she deleted Twitter to create a “safer space” for herself emotionally, she may also be looking to protect her public image.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham has hired crisis management expert Judy Smith, who also happens to be the inspiration for Scandal‘s Olivia Pope.

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