Pundits A-Twitter As Lena Dunham Drops F-Bomb And Talks Gentrification At Stringer Fundraiser

Brooklyn Heights resident/actress Lena Dunham appeared at a fundraiser for NYC comptroller candidate Scott Stringer at the Maritime Hotel Tuesday night. Dunham’s friend and ‘Girls’ guest star Audrey Gelman is the spokesperson for the campaign. Dunham is also supporting Christine Quinn for mayor.

Dunham’s comment about gentrification at the Young New York for Stringer event set off some interesting Twitter comments between Capital New York’s Azi Paybarah, the New York Daily News’ Josh Greenman and web producer Brian Van Nieuwenhoven. (Her actual quote is in the video above.)

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  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    Ouch! I sort of grew up (6th grade through college) in Tampa.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    I love this quote:

    “She (Lena Dunham) is actually wealthy enough to not be a gentrifier – she lives in Brooklyn Heights. “http://”rch/DocumentDetail?doc_id=2012032701063001

  • DrewBurch

    I lived in the Tampa Bay Area (Clearwater Beach) for the first 18 years of my life, until I escaped to college. I go back often to visit family. It is a cultural wasteland. But the beaches are beautiful!

  • Jorale-man

    I don’t doubt it about the cultural wasteland point. Even so, it comes off as rather snooty when a wealthy actress puts down another city in an offhanded remark like that. I’m not sure why people pay attention to her thoughts on politics in the first place, honestly.