Lena Dunham: I Deleted Twitter Because Of 'Deranged Neocons'
Girls creator says she couldn't stand the trolling any more...
But the creator and star of taboo-busting sitcom Girls gets more than her fair share of haters too - and has revealed that she has deleted the Twitter app from her phone.
Speaking to Ryan Seacrest at The Golden Globes, she explained: "I deleted Twitter because I'm trying to create a safer space for myself emotionally.
"People threaten my life and tell me what a cow I am, so I decided I was gonna... I check it occasionally, but it's not the same co-dependence Twitter and I once shared.
"It's the dark side of the internet. There's a lot of people I love on Twitter, but unfortunately you can't read those without reading deranged Neocons telling you you should be buried under a pile of rocks."
However she's managed to share a string of messages since the awards show on Sunday night.
I deleted Twitter from my phone and sometimes send a tweet to a friend I trust to post if I'm out and about and wanna share
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 12, 2015
"I deleted Twitter from my phone and sometimes send a tweet to a friend I trust to post if I'm out and about and wanna share," she explained in one of them.
And she later elaborated: "We gotta create systems that make us feel safe. Sorry I confused you aka who cares"
A few hours after that she added: "I have the social stamina of a toddler who's still breastfeeding (aka not a lot)"
And last night she treated fans to a behind-the-scenes snap of herself and a colleague "modelling the infamous sexual position from the season premiere" for co-star Allison Williams - who plays Marnie.