Lena Dunham Instagram Photo and Controversy

Hi friends of a&d,

So last night I was out at dinner at Crispo in the Meatpacking District with a group of friends. As dinner was finishing up, one of my friends pulled out her cell phone to check her Instagram feed, of course, and gave a little shriek. "OMG is this your scarf?!?" She held her phone up to me, and lo and behold, Lena Dunham had posted a pic of herself wearing our Addy black cutout wrap scarf.  

Those of you who don't know who Lena Dunham is, shame on you. Lena is a young, brilliant, hilarious rising star and the brains behind the HBO show, Girls. She writes, directs and acts in this series about four post-collegiate girls living in Brooklyn, navigating the tumultuous new phase of their lives. The girls of Girls are filming season two right now, so if you missed season one, we definitely recommend watching it on demand now.




***For those of you who have been following Lena on Twitter or in the news, Lena has officially issued an apology for a comment she made about this photo and accusations that post was racist. Lena has since removed the post and inappropriate comment from Twitter and has tweeted the following:

"Been in production and completely not reading the news. Didn't realize what a bad time it was to make a joke like that."

"Not a good excuse you guys, but an excuse nonetheless. I'm glad you keep me informed and I'm deleting those tweets."

"Will spend tonight reading my pile of old NY Times, contemplating the boundaries of humor. I try and learn something new every day. xxLena"

We love Lena and know she meant no harm by the photo, but we believe she made the right move in removing the post and apologizing.  We want to assure readers that here at ash&dans we do not condone racism in any way, shape or form. Our scarves are meant to be worn by everyone, for both fashion and function, and no persons or group should be mocked for their traditional garb. We accept Lena's apology for wearing our scarf in that context and hope that everyone else does, too.

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