Lena Dunham Hated the Met Gala As Much as Amy Schumer Did

'This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes'

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Don’t look for Lena Dunham to host the Met Gala anytime soon. The actress is following in the stiletto-heeled footsteps of stars including Amy Schumer, Tina Fey and Gwyneth Paltrow — right down those famous steps and as far away from the event as they can get. In her latest Lenny Letter, an interview with Schumer, Dunham agreed that this year’s event was a bust.

When Schumer admits she left the event (which “felt like a punishment”) very early, Dunham says she was right behind her. “I attempted to grind my ass on Michael B. Jordan for an additional twenty minutes and then left right after you,” Dunham says. (She is all of us.)

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So what exactly did the J.Crew-tuxedo clad Dunham hate about this year’s event? “I was sitting next to [football star] Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean — he just seemed confused,” she says.

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She continues: “The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to f–k it? Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone.’ It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie. I was like, ‘This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.'”

Schumer opines that Dunham looked sexy in her tux, and Dunham congratulates her on leading the movement against the weird categorization of their body types they both face. But we’re guessing they won’t be continuing this conversation over passed hors d’oeuvres at the Met Gala next year.

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