Actress Lena Dunham faced pushback by right-leaning critics on social media for complaining about two American Airline attendants discussing transgender individuals.
In a direct message to American Airlines’ Twitter account, Dunham described two attendants who were discussing their thoughts on transgender individuals.
“I heard 2 female attendants walking talking about how trans kids are a trend they’d never accept a trans child and transness is gross,” Dunham wrote. “I think it reflects badly on uninformed employees of your company to have that kind of dialogue going on. What if a trans teen was walking behind them? Awareness starts at home but jobs can set standards of practice.”
Dunham tweeted screenshots of her conversation early Thursday, after which the company said it is “looking into” her allegations. Dunham said she was satisfied with their response.
Dunham’s tweets elicited reactions online, with many criticizing her actions.
Greg Gutfeld, who appears on Fox News’ “The Five,” asked Dunham why she didn’t confront the attendants.
so @lenadunham why didn’t u confront the attendants, instead of informing like a member of Stasi to their employers? how awful are u? https://t.co/LHLjkKlcim— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) August 4, 2017
Dana Loesch, NRA spokeswoman and talk show host, suggested Dunham might have lied about the incident, citing the debunked story regarding the adoption of her dog.
Lena Dunham lied about her abused dog for attention so what else will she lie about? Good grief. https://t.co/i0YL9ASd1o— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 4, 2017
Derek Hunter, a contributing editor at the Daily Caller, also criticized her decision not to confront the attendants and referred to her as a “social justice warrior.”