Lena Dunham Is Writing The Script For A Movie About Syrian Refugees, And People Are Sounding Off

Actress and writer Lena Dunham is no stranger to controversy, and now she’s catching heat for writing a movie script about Syrian refugees. Dunham was apparently commissioned to write the script by J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg.

Twitter was less than pleased with the announcement. 

Critics have savaged Dunham’s previous work for its apparent lack of diversity in casting. Most were left scratching their heads trying to figure out why she was asked to write about Syrian refugees.

Dunham received criticism after revealing her involvement with the film.

Others helpfully suggested that she involve real Syrians in the production.

Seems like people love to hate Lena Dunham, and there was no shortage of that.

This Lena Dunham parody account posted a pretty spot-on tweet.

Angry masses of Dunham haters continued to sound off.

Lena Dunham is an easy target these days. While there are legitimate reasons to dislike her, much of the response on social media has crossed the line into cyber bullying and outright hatred.

That said, we hope that Dunham, Spielberg, and Abrams are mindful to incorporate Syrian writers and filmmakers when they begin work on this project.

H/T: HuffPostA.V Club