Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner on their love of the Kardashians
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have earned much praise for their feminist newsletter Lenny Letter, with big-name contributors as far-ranging as Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lawrence penning thoughtful essays. But for Dunham and Konner, there was one testament to the newsletter’s success that ruled above all others: the Kardashian seal of approval.
As the Girls co-creators explained to Seth Meyers on Wednesday night, they were working in the writers’ room one day when Khloé Kardashian tweeted about Lenny Letter and how much she loves Dunham and Konner. Work apparently ground to a halt at this approval from their favorite Kardashian.
“That’s not us throwing Kardashian shade, she’s just for us the peak Kardashian experience,” Dunham said.
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Meyers responded that he had been scheduled for an appearance on Kocktails with Khloé before its premature cancellation. The show was canceled by Kardashian herself, which all three agreed was “a pretty baller move.”
Dunham went on to reveal that they sometimes face backlash for their love of the Kardashians. “Something that makes me angry is sometimes we’ll Instagram about Khloe and people will get angry, saying, ‘Those Kardashians aren’t what you represent,'” Dunham said. “Well, they’re awesome entrepreneurs who are all about sisterhood and connection and so, yeah, it is.”
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