Lena Dunham can never cease to relinquish control of commenting on things she really oughtn’t, on matters she has little to zero experience with. From misguided white saviorness touted from a hospital bed to wishing she had gotten an abortion, there’s no end to the “causes” Dunham will attempt to lay claim to. The latest she’s made an effort to get her mitts on is transphobia, comfortably tweeting about it from the semi-comfort of an airport terminal (she with the luxury of frequent travel).
The “writer”/”actress” blasted the corporation after reporting to hear two female (or were they?) flight attendants state that “trans kids are a trend they’d never accept a trans child and transness is gross.” This, if, in fact, “verbatim” dialogue prompted Dunham to take to Twitter and insist, “At this moment in history we should be teaching our employees about love and inclusivity @AmericanAir”. Mind you, Dunham was actually taking another airline to whatever hole she was planning to crawl into next.
Theoretically noble to protect the rights and perceptions of trans people, Dunham can’t help but smack of the ulterior agenda of simply wanting to remain relevant in a world that no longer deems white women maligned enough by society at large for her to get the spotlight long enough. So it was that she slipped effortlessly into the role of tattletale/hall monitor to call out American Airlines, already riddled with enough problems as it is–chiefly being in the airline business in 2017. And yet, because Dunham has enough of a hen-like following to possess the sort of clout to actually influence people’s views on American, the company felt obliged to personally respond to her and assure, “We are looking into these allegations.” But they at least had enough sense of snark to add that they’re “not the only airline that serves that terminal in JFK,” adding that the final arrival and departure of their flights occurred “nearly an hour and a half” before the unasked hall monitor tweeted about the exchange.
So watch your back, lest it get watched and (perhaps falsely) recorded by Dunham for all the world to judge.