Actress Lena Dunham criticized Hollywood for its lack of diversity, but was previously called out herself for writing a show in which diversity was not a factor.
Dunham, known for her HBO show “Girls,” urged Hollywood to “stop ignoring” certain voices within the industry during an interview with E! Online at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 25.
“The idea that there aren’t enough diverse filmmakers or there aren’t enough woman filmmakers to give jobs to, it’s simply a fallacy and I know that because I’m here and I’m seeing the movies,” she said.
“If the studio system is ignoring these voices then we have a very serious problem. They are and the fact is this dialogue, and the promises that the Academy has made, is the beginning of shifting that, but what really needs to happen is that people need to take notice and give resources to these voices.”