Lena Dunham's 'Chad Lowe Thank You' Was a Little Bit Funny & a Little Bit Rude (VIDEO)

lena dunhamWas anyone else initially confused when they heard Lena Dunham thank Chad Lowe last night during her acceptance speech for Best Television Comedy at the Golden Globes? I was like, wha? Did she have a crush on him when she was younger or something? And what does her mom have to do with this? What is going on here? Then a short while later, I was like, "Ohhhh, she was thanking him because Hilary Swank -- his wife at the time -- never did."

Kind of sweet. Also -- kind of dick?

We all remember in 2000 when Hilary Swank won the Oscar for Best Actress for Boys Don't Cry -- and how she forgot to thank her husband, poor Chad Lowe. Majorly awks. And it wouldn't have been so bad if they were still happily married to this day. But that's not the case. The couple sadly split shortly thereafter, offering a weird, uncomfy glimpse into what life may have been like at Swank/Lowe Manor. (I.E., Lots o' Hilary, lots o' the time?) So the fact that Lena brought that up again for the sake of a joke is kind of like -- aw, man, really dude?

That said, though, it was clever. And it was very Lena -- brash, unapologetic, funny, and smart. And Chad Lowe definitely didn't seem to mind, so I guess whatever, right? He tweeted the messages: "Congrats to @lenadunham on your Golden Globe win. But, seriously? You forget to thank me?! After all we've been through? I'm shocked," and "Dearest @lenadunham YOU COMPLETE ME." So yeah, clearly he's over it. And, hey, Lena even knows the joke was "edgy", saying: "[I did it] because Hilary Swank forgot. And because I'm an asshole."

So, at the end of the day, I guess you can't really hate on Lena Dunham for this semi-cringe-worthy joke -- not just because she's undeniably awesome, but because her self-deprecating joke after her joke sort of absolves her from any accountability. (Right?) Unless of course you're Hilary Swank. Then yeah, things are probably weird.

What did you think of Lena's Chad Lowe joke?


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kelti... kelticmom

I'm sorry, but I find her to be tasteless and crass. And I cannot stand that show. Whatever happened to acting like a lady? To be a feminist, you don't have to be as vulgar, awkward, controversial as you can. Can we please start minding our manners again and have some shows of substance and not all this "Ted" "Girls" "Family Guy" mindless junk that is on now?

fave82 fave82

I don't find her smart or funny at all. Watching her show makes me want to take a shower. I don't understand how shes so popular all of a sudden.

nonmember avatar Joshua

If you don't like "Girls," then don't watch. Isn't that easy? Being a feminist doesn't mean you HAVE to be vulgar, awkward, and controversial. But it also doesn't mean you have to avoid it - Lena's being Lena. Wouldn't you rather she act like herself instead of forcibly conforming to your particular tastes and sensibilities?

nonmember avatar Truth Teller

Very overrated. It will be "Lena who?" within five years.

missusmc missusmc

Totally agree with kelticmom.  She is a good example of why feminism has a bad image.

kelti... kelticmom

Joshua - being vulgar and crass is not "being yourself". It's doing things for shock value that get you more attention. I'm sure her parents did not raise her that way.

nonmember avatar Theresa

Girls is hilarious and so is Lena Dunham. The Chad Lowe comment was a little rude. Family Guy is especially hilarious, and most of the people the show pokes fun at hate it. It makes it funnier.

nonmember avatar pina

this is the new conservatism.

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