Belfast Telegraph

Dunham thanks fans for 'nice and nasty tweets'

Lena Dunham encourages negative tweets as they "enlighten" her.

The 27-year-old actress created and stars in Girls, which is loved by many but has also attracted swathes of criticism due to its candid subject matters and nudity.

She's now taken to Twitter to thank all her followers for messaging her, regardless of whether they are positive or negative.

"Thank you so much to all who watch, don't watch and send messages joyful and cruel re: @girlsHBO! We are thankful for the love and dialogue." she wrote.

"We are truly humbled by the time people to take to watch and discuss, and for the ways you enlighten us with your reactions and critiques.

"Til' next year! Back to tweeting about Scandal, dog health and how weird boyz are. (sic)"

Lena plays Hannah Horvath in Girls and has come under fire for her choice to go nude in several episodes.

During a recent appearance on Saturday Night Live, Lena shocked some viewers when she stripped off.

This caused some of the aforementioned negative responses, with one Twitter user advising the star she "doesn't always have to get naked".

Lena caused a storm on the social networking site when she replied with: "Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He's been making me! (sic)"

She later apologised for the remark.

"I just made and deleted a not so great molestation joke. Sorry guys. I am really sleepy," she confessed.

"SNL has a way bigger audience than our usual cozy girls audience, so I was seeing a rash of very different kinds of twitter rage.

"But I should know better, and do. Even naked girls get embarrassed. Sleep well and thanks for an amazing weekend. (sic)"

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