Lena Dunham is explaining herself after catching heat for an interview in which she paints Odell Beckham as a superficial, sex-obsessed jock who blew her off at the Met Gala.
Dunham was doing an interview with Amy Schumer in which she described sitting next to Odell at the hoity-toity NYC event back in May.
"I was sitting next to 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."
"The vibe was very much like, 'Do I want to f*** 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.'"
Dunham has been catching heat on social media from people accusing her of unfairly portraying the NY Giants star.
To that, Lena says ... she can explain.
"[Odell Beckham] is talented, stylish, seems super awesome and wasn't into chatting with me at a fancy party."
"My story about him was clearly (to me) about my own insecurities as an average-bodied woman at a table of supermodels & athletes."
"It's not an assumption about who he is or an expectation of sexual attention. It's my sense of humor, which has kept me alive for 30 years."