Dunham Blames ‘Deranged Neocons’ for Her Decision to ‘Delete Twitter’

“Girls” writer, producer and co-star Lena Dunham took a moment on the Golden Globes red carpet this weekend to explain to Ryan Seacrest why she mostly stays off Twitter these days: criticism from “deranged neocons.”

Speaking to E! Network red carpet host Seacrest, Dunham said that after being the subject of online criticism and personal attacks, she “deleted Twitter” in order to create a “safer place” for herself emotionally. The source of these attacks, she suggested, were “deranged” conservatives:

Dunham: I deleted Twitter because I tried to create a safer space for me emotionally.

Seacrest: Explain.

Dunham: People threaten my life and tell me what I cow I am, so I decided. […] I check it occasionally, but it’s not the same co-dependence Twitter and I once shared.

Andrew Rannells: It’s a door to a whole lot of craziness.

Dunham: It’s the dark side of the Internet. There’s a lot of people I love on Twitter, but unfortunately you can’t read those without reading deranged neocons telling you you should be buried under a pile of rocks.

Seacrest: Come on, that doesn’t happen!

Dunham: Get to the world, Ryan.

H/T, partial transcript Newsbusters

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