“Tessa Thompson isn’t here to be pitted against Lena Dunham, okay?” links

The HBO After Party 2017

Tessa Thompson made another statement about Lena Dunham. [Pajiba]
None of Harvey Weinstein’s victims were invited to the Golden Globes. [LaineyGossip]
A few women didn’t wear black to the Globes. [Dlisted]
Courtney Stodden is rethinking her divorce. [Starcasm]
At least one Marvel project faltered. [Looper]
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt got injured on the ski slopes. [JustJared]
Sting reunited with the Police (ha). [Seriously OMG WTF]
Nicole Kidman has joined Instagram… huh. [Wonderwall]

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  1. Pandy says:

    Good for Tessa. I can’t believe Lena just inserted herself into the photo. What a tool.

    • Amy says:

      She has another post where she clarifies “This is NOT an apology,” and then continues to talk about how there is so much work to be done yet and she doesn’t want this to devolve into some kind of drama, but that her post was not an apology.

      In other news, on NPR this morning they were teasing an interview with Lena’s mother where her mom is talking about some project she did with Lena where Lena plays a humble-bragging asshole and her mom was shocked at how well Lena played that character and how absolutely natural her performance was. Hahahahahahaha

  2. Lightpurple says:

    Tessa was eloquent, gracious, and correct in all of her communications on this. Love her.

    • INeedANap says:

      I loved both her responses — the first for being fiery, and the second for refusing to be part of a media circus. She seems intelligent, poised, and ready to kick butt. Just goes to show how little we need Lena’s voice right now when we could be listening to other people.

  3. argyle says:

    Some of Harvey Weinstein’s victims were at the Globes. Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd and Angelina Jolie were all front and center. As Oprah so eloquently put, this movement extends beyond Weinstein and Hollywood. It’s a cultural disease that has infected every industry. Perhaps some of Weinstein’s victims were not invited, but they may have had no legitimate reason to be there in the first place…

  4. Kiki says:

    Tessa Thompson spoke her piece. Leave it at that.

  5. SM says:

    I wish we were at the point where someone like Tessa Thompson would not feel like she has to apologise for telling the truth abput spoiled, rich, white woman who happens to be a rapist apologist. The time’s up. Not only on male dominance but also on fakery coming from both genders.

    • lucy2 says:

      Me too. Her first comment on it was truthful and fair, and I hate that she felt the need to change it.
      I very much agree with Tessa’s inclusive statement, but I also think it’s OK to exclude someone who just defended an alleged rapist and called his victim a liar on a public forum.

      • Sarah says:

        100% right, it is sad that she made the second post, she was so right with the first.
        Both genders can be misogynic and predatory. Especially Narcissists, and LD is narcissist AF.

  6. Kitten says:

    I’m so mad that she felt the need to apologize. F*ck Lena Dunham.

  7. K says:

    Tessa didn’t say anything that required an apology she spoke the truth. Lena doesn’t do the work she shows up for the attention. And defended a rapist. (Among the countless other stuff she’s pulled)

    That being said I wonder if Tessa apologized not because she cared what Lena thought or felt but because the media was making it a Tessa vs Lena story and Tessa (who cares about what she’s doing) didn’t want that story to take the place of the Times up story. I think we all know the media loves to put women against each other- I can see her wanting to stop that.

    But she owes Lena nothing and her og statement was perfect.

  8. Veronica says:

    She didn’t need to apologize, but…in a way, I can see why she regrets posting it because now the story is distracting from the real work they were doing. Sucks.

    • msd says:

      The misigynistic media loves “women can’t get along” narratives more than almost anything else so yeah, I get it too. It’s not the story.

  9. Meg three says:

    Why does the industry keep giving Lena Dunham so many chances?? She’s toxic. It’s unreal how her white feminist surrogate fans defend ‘their leader’ – reading her fans responses on Instagram to ppl not liking her made me sick. The people that are still her fans, if you look at their profiles..are just other versions of her. Beckys gonna Becky.

  10. Appalachian says:

    That is sad about Courtney Stodden 🙁
    I hope someone would point her in the direction of a therapist. I honest to god mean that in the best way possible. I talk to a therapist and it can do wonders. She could find a good one and really let it all out to a mental health professional instead of on social media where people aren’t exactly their best. Therapy can really help you get your thoughts together.

  11. teacakes says:

    I love that Tessa came around after her second comment and very specifically noted that it was NOT an apology. I love her for that.

  12. Severin88 says:

    ‘Linked not ranked’ I love that. Feels like we have all been part of a screaming match the past couple of months. Good work is being done. Who cares about Lena. Fight the food fight ladies!