Lena Dunham Reacts To Kim Kardashian's Robbery With The Compassion She Needs Right Now
The reactions following Kim Kardashian's armed robbery range from skepticism to mockery to victim-blaming. Although that's been disappointing to witness, don't worry — not everyone is crying "publicity stunt" or making jokes. Not only have family members rallied around the reality star, but even Hillary Clinton wished her well. Adding to that list, Lena Dunham voiced support for Kardashian while doing an interview on Power 101.5's The Breakfast Club on Wednesday. Dunham showed the sympathy that Kim K deserves right now. She said,
"So awful. I literally am thinking about her every day like she’s my friend, even though I don’t know her. I’m like, ‘Is she feeling okay? Is she talking to somebody?' I’m worried."
Not only that, but she later added, "My heart is with Kim." The Girls star is known for speaking out on behalf of women's issues, so her comments aren't a total surprise, but they are a nice change of pace from others' more hurtful reactions. Considering Kim K's rep said, "She is badly shaken but physically unharmed," the compassion is warranted. After all, Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room by two men posing as police officers, who reportedly stole more than $10 million in jewelry and personal items. That's a lot for one person to go through.
During the interview, Dunham called out people who have been mocking Kardashian. She told the hosts,
"What I really hate about this Kim thing is that people are feeling so much license to make jokes. That’s a human being and she may have put her life on display in a specific way and you may not agree with everything that she does, but that is a woman, and a mother and a daughter who’s just been put through something so heinous."
I couldn't agree with her more. Despite her level of fame, Kardashian is still a human being and keeping that in mind should spur support, not rape jokes. (Yes, that really is how some people responded to the incident.) In a time like this, it's far more productive to wish her well and root for her to feel better. And when you really think about it, what kind of monster laughs at someone else's distress?
Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinions, but it's words like Dunham's that are worth repeating. A little sympathy can go a long way.